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The US city of Denver held a public vote on whether to decriminalise the use of magic mushrooms. The decision passed with a slim majority of 50.6% - and it's now the first city in the US where you can use the drug without being punished. Cindy Sovine is part of Decriminalize Denver group who campaigned for the change. (Photo: Freshly picked magic mushrooms. Credit: Getty Images)
Medellin used to be one of the world's most dangerous cities, with a sprawling network of slums and a serious crime problem fueled by drug trafficking. During the 1990s, there was a dramatic transformation. A leading architect involved in the project, Carlos Alberto Montoya Correa, describes how the regeneration took place. Photo: Medellin viewed from a cable car Credit: Getty Images
With cocaine use at a 10-year high, a mother describes the impact of using on her life.