Girl Scout Cookies, or California's Most Notorious Strain of Cannabis

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." » 3/06/15 7:00pm 3/06/15 7:00pm

A (Mostly) Scientific Guide to Pot and the Munchies

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. » 2/20/15 4:20pm 2/20/15 4:20pm

​You're Not Paranoid, A Pot-Detecting Breathalyzer Is Coming

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.
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Watching grandmas smoke weed for the first time is so great

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. » 11/19/14 11:33pm 11/19/14 11:33pm

The Dopest Show You Can Watch Tonight: High Maintenance Is Back

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. » 11/11/14 8:00pm 11/11/14 8:00pm

John Lennon wrote "Come Together" for Timothy Leary but pot ruined it

Pull up a chair, Beatles fans, I have a story for you, a story about politics, pot, and rock and roll, starring John Lennon and Timothy Leary. IT'S A GOOD ONE. » 8/08/14 7:02pm 8/08/14 7:02pm

This Expensive Perfume Smells Like Pot In The Classiest Way Possible

Richard E. Grant is a noted teetotaler who played one of cinema's greatest lushes in Withnail and I. Now, the actor is shifting gears by introducing Jack, a British-branded, pot-scented perfume, that—well, it's like he went all Mad Libs on his next career move, because this just seems bizarre. » 2/25/14 9:20pm 2/25/14 9:20pm

Scientists Found a Compound That Keeps Marijuana From Getting You High

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… » 10/15/13 12:57am 10/15/13 12:57am

This Is How Much Pot Is Seized At The U.S.-Mexico Border

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… » 6/23/13 7:14pm 6/23/13 7:14pm

How To Make an Electricity-Free Refrigerator

Conventional refrigeration does an incredible job keeping food fresh. But that technology hasn't helped desert dwellers without steady electricity. A more recent development in refrigeration—the Zeer pot-in-pot refrigerator—only requires water, sand, and a hot, dry climate to preserve produce through evaporative… » 8/27/12 10:00am 8/27/12 10:00am

Killjoy Scientists Have Bred the Fun Out of Medical Marijuana

Weed is a double-edged sword. On one hand, its cannabidiol (CBD) compounds ease the symptoms of many diseases. On the other, its tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) compounds produces feelings of euphoria and calm. Luckily, the Tikkun Olam company has figured out how to strip those nasty THC side effects while retaining the… » 5/30/12 1:40pm 5/30/12 1:40pm

Incredibowl i420 Lightning Review: The Robocop of Toking Implements

If you've held onto a piece for more than two years, consider yourself lucky—glassware is designed to look pretty, not to be rugged. Until now, that is. The Incredibowl i420 smokes like a chimney no matter how hard you beat on it. » 4/20/12 4:20pm 4/20/12 4:20pm

I Really Want This Foldable Paper Pot That Can Boil Water

The Hexa Pot is a foldable paper pot that can boil water, cook pasta and make noodles with. It isn't real yet (it's a Kickstarter) but it's the perfect pot for the outdoors. And the perfect pot for lazy people like me who hate to do dishes. » 1/06/12 3:20pm 1/06/12 3:20pm

Inside Your Brain on Cannabis: Cognitive Chaos

We already know that smoking (or otherwise ingesting) pot causes an uncoordinated brain. Now scientists say they've discovered the mechanism behind pot brain clumsiness, and it could lead to better treatments for schizophrenia. » 10/25/11 5:20pm 10/25/11 5:20pm

Smoking Pot Will Make You Sad If You Have the Wrong Genetics

The results of a 5-year study of adolescents in The Netherlands shows that young people with a certain gene variant are more vulnerable to depression when they smoke pot. » 10/10/11 4:20pm 10/10/11 4:20pm

Grow Your Own Weed on an Android, But Not an iPhone (There's No App for…

Five of the 20 best-selling casual game apps in Android's Marketplace involve illegal drugs. Virtual illegal drugs, of course! Guess how many are available for the iPhone? Yep, zero. » 9/27/11 4:20pm 9/27/11 4:20pm

Daily Desired: This Pot Will Make You a Better Cook

I'm going to go Bobby Knight on the next person who serves me terrible black beans—especially now that there's a new Le Creuset bean pot. » 9/22/11 5:00pm 9/22/11 5:00pm

Genetically Engineered Weed: There's an App for That

A small Amsterdam startup called Medicinal Genomics, has analyzed the marijuana plant down to its strands of DNA, and the company's CEO says some analysis of the data will be available as an iPad app next fall. » 8/18/11 7:20pm 8/18/11 7:20pm