Last Tuesday, the Humboldt County Courthouse in Eureka, California was swarming with potheads. A pro-cannabis rally had been organized by State Assemblymember Jim Wood, who knows how to grab headlines: In July, Wood walked onto the State Capitol floor carrying a live marijuana plant and asked his colleagues to… »
A comprehensive suite of marijuana regulations were passed by California Governor Jerry Brown yesterday, creating much-needed government oversight over the state’s billion-dollar industry. The bill specifically addresses the environmental impact of growing marijuana, including water use during the drought.
Headlines that Shakespeare used cannabis for inspiration are making waves on the web, based on a new report by an anthropologist who claims the famous English Bard makes reference to “the noted weed” and “compounds strange” in his writing. »
The bud may be green, but growing it really isn’t: Weed growers in Denver are straining the city’s electrical grid. »
Online drug sales gained notoriety thanks to the Silk Road market, but the buying and selling of illegal mood-altering substances through computers goes a lot farther back. In fact, the very first online transaction was a drug deal. »
A medium-sized commercial weed grow with around 50 lights stands to save about $13,500 in electricity costs a year with the use of two Tesla Batteries. Those will also protect the plants in case of power outages while making the operation less visible to law enforcement. Elon Musk just made growing weed easier.
I first heard of Girl Scout Cookies a few years ago, shortly after I got my prescription for cannabis in California. I went into my local dispensary and asked for whatever buds they had that smelled the nicest. “Have you tried Girl Scout Cookies?” the woman behind the counter asked. “It’s famous.” »
Why settle for a vape pen that can only handle oils, waxes, loose-leaf marijuana or e-liquids when one pen can do it all? Multimode pens are getting easy to find, and they’re quickly dropping down to double-digit prices. Problem is, a lot of these cannabis and tobacco-vaporizing devices perform like you bought them… »
Marijuana. Pot. Weed. Whatever you call it, it's the most popular illegal drug in the world, gaining support for legalization for both medicinal and recreational purposes. But what does marijuana actually do to us? Let's take a look at this fascinating drug, its health effects, and potential concerns about using it.
Everybody knows it: Weed makes you hungry. Smoking a bowl sends you searching for snacks. Hitting a spliff leaves you craving all kinds of candy. Ripping a bong gives you the munchies. We don't know why. Science is getting close though, especially after this week. »
Going outdoors is an intense reminder that we're part of something larger. In moderation, drugs can enhance that connection, help you enjoy the sights and sounds and feelings even more, and help you push reset on all the craziness involved in modern life. Want to try them sometime? Here's how to get started. »
Driving while stoned isn't just stupid, it's also against the law. And in the four states where marijuana has been legalized for recreational use, there's a growing concern that loaded drivers running to 7-11 for another pint of Americone Dream is becoming an issue. Enter the weed-detecting breathalyzer.
When you combine three nice things like grandmas and weed and doing something for the first time, well, you get something wonderful. Watch as three grandmas smoke weed for the first time and hang out with them as they get high. They laugh, they get the munchies, they don't always make sense and they want to smoke more. »
There's an excellent moment in Joss Whedon's horror-comedy Cabin in the Woods, where the stereotypical stoner, Marty, pulls up in his rundown auto drinking coffee from a mug. Except, it's not a mug at all but rather a giant retractable water bong. As is true with most awesome props, the smoke mug has become reality. »
Just because it's illegal for people to smoke in certain areas, it doesn't necessarily mean they won't, and putting up a 'No Smoking' sign isn't much of a deterrent. So Joseph BelBruno, a chemistry professor from Dartmouth College, has turned his research on second-hand smoke into a new kind of smoke detector that's… »