The US Drug Enforcement Agency has announced that marijuana will remain a Schedule 1 drug, saying it has “no medical use or purpose.” The decision keeps weed on the same naughty list alongside drugs like LSD and heroin.
A new study suggests that compounds found in marijuana can stave off the brain damaging effects of Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a promising discovery, but claims that pot can prevent this age-related brain disorder are premature. Put the pipe away, man.
Law enforcement officers around the country are anxiously waiting on the day when a portable weed breathalyzer becomes reality, so they can stop relying on the scientifically dubious roadside munchies test. Thankfully, one Californian company claims to be almost there
The bud may be green, but growing it really isn’t: Weed growers in Denver are straining the city’s electrical grid.
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.”
Even though my eyes see the artisan's finger placed for reference next to the small piece of ebony at the beginning of the video, my brain can't believe that the resulting pot is the size of his finger nail. The level of detail is so perfect that my stubborn mind still thinks it's a full size pot.
Brian Wallace—ethnobotanist and chocolate-maker at Endorfin Chocolat—shows the scientific method to prepare a delicious and flavor-packed weed hot chocolate. Here's a GIF breakdown of the recipe:
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.
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.
Fire up your vaporizers, bring out your bongs, unwrap your edibles, and take a deep inhale of the dankest entertainment goodness to ever grace your screen. High Maintenance is back today, with three new installments delivered directly to your door. Er, computer.
Last week, a study was published that claimed to establish a link between casual marijuana use and abnormalities in the brains of recreational users. Intrigued by a claim made by one of the paper's authors in the wave of ensuing press coverage, UC Berkeley computational biologist Lior Pachter decided to take a closer…
Gemma Moss recently became the first woman in Britain "ruled to have been poisoned to death by smoking cannabis," her sudden death referred to by tabloids as "the tragic proof that cannabis can kill." But Moss's story, while undeniably sad, has told us next to nothing about the dangers of pot. At the same time, its…
Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the dopamine-boosting compound in marijuana that, technically speaking, "induces euphoria" — science jargon for "gets you high." It also happens to work on the brain region involved in psychological addiction. Now, a team of researchers has identified a substance that blocks THC's…
The Center for Investigative Reporting is doing a really serious and extensive multi-part series on the drug trade and border patrol at the U.S.-Mexico border. There are budget analyses, infographics and policy reviews. This is legit reporting. But you know what, sometimes you get so wrapped up in your work that you…
Which drugs are actually killing Americans? Popular Science combed through overdose statistics from the CDC and turned the numbers into an infographic.
Three drivers, plenty of pot, a driving course and a drug recognition expert from the local Sheriff's department. You know where this is going.
Historically speaking, cannabis has been used for a whole slew of tinctures, potions, and other such miracle cures. But for the "nervous persons, weak children, and convalescents" of the 1890s, there was Maltos-Cannabis, a nutritious weight-gaining supplement that set the consumer back a mere 75 cents a can.