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Hunting for Drugs in the Australian Bush

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The Australian bush is full of drugs, you just have to know where to look. We went foraging for naturally-occurring substances in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges. WATCH NEXT: The Rise of Psychedelic Truffles in Amsterdam -- https://youtu.be/Y8vaRVwF0xA Click here to subscribe to VICE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo Click here to get the best of VICE daily: http://bit.ly/1SquZ6v Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/vice Download VICE on iOS: http://apple.co/28Vgmqz Download VICE on Android: http://bit.ly/28S8Et0
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VICE (5 months ago)
Sometimes you just gotta know where to look. WATCH NEXT: Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia — https://youtu.be/C3Yd7M3JNlw?list=PLDbSvEZka6GGo4gH2zxpvvkBGzoo9DAWU
c allen. (1 month ago)
+appropriately spartan I hope u die of cancer
Chris P (4 months ago)
cheers ill start hacking down some trees
appropriately spartan (5 months ago)
VICE 🖕 Hope all your rich white male bosses get raped in their sleep
Karsten Von Fjellheim (5 months ago)
Is this all, 6mins? Or just a taste of a full episode?
Max Gannon (5 months ago)
i want this guy to teach us about his life and stuufs in AU
art kid (14 days ago)
im writing a short story and this is my main character
Steve See (25 days ago)
"self taught expert"
r a i n o n me (25 days ago)
What an amazing life this man has... 😭
Nom (26 days ago)
Trust Vice to make this..
joel sach (30 days ago)
We know . There is a little hand book . Just most people dont know . Any kid who has ears has heard the stories . Mix roots with the berries and that kind of thing .Well they would be active if the government understood we need science for the future , that we need our own meds and tech and smart people . We sell our brains over seas and put RD in the hahands of others , not smart.
tsfcancerman (30 days ago)
Yes but you only have to kill alot of trees to get enough bark
Keanan Connor (1 month ago)
Ahaha
Darth Star Killer (1 month ago)
Or you could go to the hood and get crack
flashkraft (1 month ago)
1. Go to google image search. 2. Google 'indigenous Australian art'. 3. now google 'psychedelic art' Definitely some similarities but the Aboriginals were limited to an ochre and charcoal palette.
Zen State of Mind (1 month ago)
This was a really good one vice
will the chimp (1 month ago)
I wish you guys let him speak about the plants more instead of focusing on him
Okie TC (1 month ago)
Hell yeah cut down trees that were here before you, just for a drug that you’d never take, if anyone replies just know I’m joking
SidtheKid (1 month ago)
that cunts cooked.
The Wilde Ones (1 month ago)
Well I’m going for a bush walk, I’ll see you guys in 2 weeks
IndicaChill ! (1 month ago)
Watta cooka
Jizlay Games (1 month ago)
This guys tripping balls...
Matt Benson (1 month ago)
Those are all really common plants - trees.youll get arresred for sawdust in the back of your ute next
John Doe (1 month ago)
Wish I could hunt for some drugs in the bushes out here, I have to pay out the ass for halfway decent shit from the kid a few doors down from me.
nate freese (1 month ago)
Druggies
Hinterlandz Aus (1 month ago)
Is this a reupload?
Daniel Cooney (1 month ago)
Let me live in that forest 😆
Shawn Hamlin (1 month ago)
I got to meet this guy.
Dave Marc (1 month ago)
The only plants I’m interested in getting drugs from are poppy pods.
Ben Katene (1 month ago)
I want your book collection
Crispy K (1 month ago)
Make an episode on the immigrant gangs in australia? Or are you just going to say that they don't exist because it doesn't fit the lefts narrative? This was pretty cool to watch, reminded me of the "old Vice".
c allen. (1 month ago)
Fair dinkem
lefthandstan (1 month ago)
I’m almost certain this guy has sex with trees
420 remember (1 month ago)
Is that mick Taylor from wolf creek
klippiesss (1 month ago)
Teach me master
Benjamin Lizama (1 month ago)
He looks like his tripping
Leonhard Radecki (1 month ago)
'There are a lot of mushrooms that need to be collected and made into... Meeals' biiig time smile
Mike Wright (1 month ago)
What a character he is 👍
Pascal Hachez-Lemaire (1 month ago)
Great but the music was too loud so we hardly hear the man.
Shane Lepse (1 month ago)
Your awseome bro plenty of people use older camphor to make MDMA as heard on grape vine
Ben K (1 month ago)
Theres still hope for ben cousins yet lol
Rayza Neil (1 month ago)
Coincidentally Michael has a house in the middle of a forest.
Brendan Roberts (1 month ago)
Intellectual interest my arse.
The Great Bootleg (1 month ago)
Its Mushroom season boys!
The Great Bootleg (1 month ago)
He looks like Mike Myers with a handlebar moustache.
Michael Silva (1 month ago)
Dude looks like ivan milat
Mark Novak (1 month ago)
Poppies are the bush drug of the future. They grow anywhere that has dirt, you don't have to go anywhere near them for weeks at a time, they don't take 8 months to grow, and you can buy the seeds at Woolworths. Now all you need is some land that doesn't belong to you.
wesley snipes (1 month ago)
What a top bloke bloody ripper
smokey mkpots (1 month ago)
This guy has deff been eating these drugs, his face is priceless.. 😂😂
[email protected] (1 month ago)
Is that boy George?
gachibass (2 months ago)
My man🤘
Leonard Carr (2 months ago)
Nice 🎩
Abe Lung (2 months ago)
self taught expert LMAO my man
Natalie Luders (2 months ago)
Awesome where's the best place in western Australia
Emma (2 months ago)
AMAZING <3!
1983SMOGGY (2 months ago)
whats this mans name does he have any videos we can watch ??
Professor Plzcheese (2 months ago)
this guys obviously sampling the goods
Will M (2 months ago)
fucking pinga pete out here
barry crocker (2 months ago)
mate, keep it quiet
alan wisdom (2 months ago)
Maybe I must go to live over there 😎
Mike Oxslong (2 months ago)
More like this
lo8sters (2 months ago)
i believe he process these ingredients :)
Lexort 420 (3 months ago)
Hmmm i think its the Gramine in the Phalaris grass that causes the sheep staggers IIRC.
The Government (3 months ago)
Intresting
BulletL (3 months ago)
Every synthetic Drug has its origin from nature. Everything is natural and made out of nature and nature is chemistry! Everything is chemical
powertrust1971 (3 months ago)
Magic mushrooms can be turned into magic mushrooms.
ingineous (3 months ago)
4:19 my god...that flute solo
Nadia (3 months ago)
This wasn't really as informative as I had hoped... We need more education and appreciation.. not novelty and possibilities of highs. This is serious life altering stuff
hardXcoreminecraft (3 months ago)
This guy just blew his cover.
G Whizz (3 months ago)
Since when did Chopper have a hippy brother
Daëmon (3 months ago)
No wonder he walks around with that smile :)
Cadaverdog (3 months ago)
Mushy season just ended for us around Canberra got a really good haul of Bluemeanies!! You can get good amounts of DMT from Black Wattle bark, roots, easerly concentrated but you don't wanna kill the tree of course.
Wgii 3 (1 month ago)
Cadaverdog thanks mate will have a look next year
Cadaverdog (1 month ago)
Well, the best hauls I've ever picked were in the Brindies particularly "Piccadilly Circus" intersection you can google map it really easily, but anywhere there on the side of the road under brush in the area, watch for Rangers it's a really popular spot. I got busted once, just got a warning, nice guy. If you have a forbie a little ways down the road to Tumit is good. But if you live around Tuggas, Cornin Dam car park and a nice walk down the hill. Winter after rain, BEFORE FROST you get about a 3 week window (sometimes it's hard to judge) I hope this helps!!! :) Ps There are some secret locations I can't share LULS ;) Peace
Wgii 3 (1 month ago)
Cadaverdog where around Canberra do you look for mushrooms?
Almstskte (3 months ago)
We gotta go to Bendigo Morty.
Jack Mechak (3 months ago)
sass tree will be gone in 20 yrs
R.T.D.G (3 months ago)
PINGASSSSSS
Enlazador De Mundos (3 months ago)
mother earth..infinite wisdom.. peace.,love.,family
plasm0 (3 months ago)
This man is the genius gremlin from gremlins 2.
Gary (3 months ago)
Man I'm 15 and grown up in the Dandenong Ranges..
Sam Romyn (3 months ago)
nuke melbourne
harshad vaviya (4 months ago)
please can someone tell me music @ 0.20 ?
Bay Area (4 months ago)
Soooooo, are you gonna scrape the bark and show us how to get high or what?
Griffin Barnes (4 months ago)
self taught expert
Jacob Blair (4 months ago)
Watch this video while imagining he’s making everything up as he goes
ninthundertow (4 months ago)
This guy smokes a lot of DMT
XemPvP (4 months ago)
Psychedelics are great for experiencing things that one couldn't fathom while sober, so yes in a way they do expand your mind and "enlighten" you but abusing them can have severe negative effects such as HPPD which I still have after a few years. Trip wisely kids
Enclosure (4 months ago)
i love this guy, he is so cute :)
durry mcflurry (4 months ago)
mate he’s cooked as
94FADE (4 months ago)
Throw a rave in the forest so we can get some of those mdma trees
Snigdhajyoti Das (4 months ago)
So, when we droppin into Australia boys?
Karl Keller (4 months ago)
wanker
Karl Keller (4 months ago)
wrong box... sorry
katy scott (4 months ago)
This is such gratuitously over exaggerated ‘ethnobotany’ - it’s quite misleading information actually...
Jake Behrendorff (4 months ago)
i wanna sesh with this guy ayy
ncandanto (4 months ago)
This guy is definitely an old raver Still wearing his baggy jeans
ace king (4 months ago)
perfect form
myarmsretreat (4 months ago)
This guy has to be related to Martin Clegg.
Shanti Shanti (4 months ago)
thats the end of trees in Australia
Clint Gamree (4 months ago)
This guy is pretty much the mad hatter
Richard Helger (4 months ago)
almost all Acacias are psychedelic, and btw in southern europe they are literally invasive species.
foxtailedcritter (4 months ago)
Thanks mate for the doco, cheers from Queensland.
Marshall Blair (4 months ago)
I live 5 mins from this guys house HAHAHA
why isnt subtitles on other languages(for example russian)? I dont understand everything.(((
Danny Bolman (4 months ago)
This dude is pretty "Happy"
Gaz Girl (4 months ago)
Too funny like drug dealers in oz would bother if you can buy kilograms of ICE from China . More bullshit from vice
elleoo7 (4 months ago)
Ok but why did you choose a white guy to be featured? I'm sure there are aboriginal tribes in Australia that could've given more of the history and connection to plants in terms of medicinal uses and cultural practices. Having a settler point of view talking about party drugs really cheapens the whole piece.
tom10688 (4 months ago)
What, I live in Sydney, next time I go on a bush walk its gonna be lit... Thanks vice!

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