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

People Are Totally Going to Get Stoned and Go to This Drone Circus

The Royal Dutch Air Force and these crazy event organizers are launching the world's first drone circus. Racing and lasers and ballet, with drones. In Amsterdam. » 2/13/15 11:21am 2/13/15 11:21am

The Indica Review: A Vaporizer Stuck in a Zippo's Body

Despite appearances, cannabis is actually still illegal in more than half of US states. If you have to get high on the down low, you might find yourself drawn to this sneaky Zippo lookalike. » 1/14/15 4:20pm 1/14/15 4:20pm

7 Stoney Gifts for the Cannabis Connoisseur

Now that weed is legal in two states and medically acceptable in 18 others, gifting Doritos and Visine to the stoner in your life isn't nearly as clever as it was back in 2004. Here are seven presents that are worth their weight in hash. » 12/12/14 4:20pm 12/12/14 4:20pm

The Best U.S. Cities for People 35 and Under

What do Americans under 35 look for in a place to live? According to Vocativ's 2014 Livability Index: Good public transportation, great food, and excellent entertainment options. Portland nabbed the top spot in last year's survey, but this year the winners are New York City (#1) and—surprise—a bunch of cities in… » 12/09/14 10:00am 12/09/14 10:00am

Check out Action Bronson's recipe for weed sprinkled pizza

Rapper and food enthusiast Action Bronson and his crew take us on a tour to their favorite midnight munchies snacks in New York. From the Spicy chicken Drums From Heaven in Queens, to the ultimate stoner creation: The beets and ricotta pizza sprinkled with freshly ground weed, in Williamsburg. » 12/03/14 8:45am 12/03/14 8:45am

Why Legal Weed Isn't Much Safer Than a Dime Bag

Despite its new-found legality at the state level, the buds you buy in medical marijuana dispensaries aren't that different than the dime bags you used to score on the street corner—they share the same wild swings in potency, chemical content, and fungal and pesticide contamination. That's very not good. » 12/03/14 3:08pm 12/03/14 3:08pm

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 11:26pm 11/19/14 11:26pm

How to Get (Legal) Weed Delivered to Your Front Door

There are more than a few sketchy pot stores among the thousands of licensed dispensaries spread across the 23 states and DC where medical marijuana has been legalized. Fortunately, you can just have your weed order delivered. All you need is a green card, the Internet, and cash. » 9/06/14 1:00pm 9/06/14 1:00pm

Magical Butter MB2 Review: Your One Stop Edible Cannabis Shop

Toking's not for everyone and neither is vaping. A growing portion of both the recreational and medical marijuana crowds are turning to edibles to deliver their THC. Now, you can make your own cookable concentrates more easily and more quickly than you could by hand with the Magical Butter MB2. » 8/15/14 4:20pm 8/15/14 4:20pm

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 5:20pm 8/08/14 5:20pm

Zeus Thunder Vape Pen: E-Cig and Vaping in One Pocketable Package

Cramming what little pocket space you've got in those skinny jeans you kids are wearing with multiple vapes for multiple materials is tacky. Instead, combine all your vaping needs into a single, multi-material device like the Zeus Arsenal Thunder. » 8/01/14 4:20pm 8/01/14 4:20pm

How to Brew Cannabis Tinctures (Eyedroppers Full of Happiness)

Now that you're good and deafened from last night's Independence Day celebrations, it's time to do something productive with your recovery day—like, say, brewing alcohol-derived cannabis concentrates that will have you melting into your couch all day tomorrow. » 7/05/14 12:00pm 7/05/14 12:00pm

THC May Help Protect Your Brain Against the Ravages of Meth

Turns out that smoking a bowl before going to town on some meth could keep your brains from scrambling themselves. Newly published research out of the University of Cagliari suggests that THC, the same cannabinoid compound that gets your stoned, could protect your brain from the inflammatory effects of methamphetamine… » 5/28/14 6:40pm 5/28/14 6:40pm

The FBI Is Struggling to Hire Hackers Who Don't Smoke Weed (Updated)

The FBI has a problem. The agency needs to hire hackers to build out its cyber crime division, but it also will not hire anyone who's smoked weed in the past three years. And guess what? A lot of hackers like to smoke weed. » 5/20/14 4:40pm 5/20/14 4:40pm

Hashing It Out: The Art and Science of Pushing Pot To Its THC Limits

The intoxicating effects of cannabis have skyrocketed in the last 50 years as the plant's rapidly widening acceptance has spurred a race among growers to produce ever more potent strains. But even the stickiest of the ickiest buds top out at 25 percent THC per unit weight and, for a new generation of connoisseurs,… » 4/20/14 4:20pm 4/20/14 4:20pm

Why Weed Makes You... You... Huh?

Scientists have long suspected that THC somehow affects the hippocampus region of the brain, the bit responsible for controlling short-term memory, but they have never been able to prove it. Turns out that's because they were looking at the wrong grey matter. » 4/20/14 4:00pm 4/20/14 4:00pm

Rebranding Weed So It's Not Just For Potheads Anymore

With marijuana legal in two states and approved for medicinal use in about 20 more, this year's 4/20 is gonna be epic, bro! But even as marijuana is being embraced by the mainstream, its image has been left behind in the 1960s. It's time to rebrand weed. » 4/18/14 4:40pm 4/18/14 4:40pm

How Yesterday's Drugs Became The Medicines Of Today

My sister is a witch. Or, more precisely, a Wiccan astrologer and tarot reader. Growing up as a kid who worshipped Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking, I found it hard to square her worldview with my own. » 4/16/14 12:00pm 4/16/14 12:00pm

The marijuana economy in California, battling obesity in Oklahoma City, the real underground in London, plus buildings that used to be Pizza Huts, and much more, all in this week's urban reads. » 1/06/14 4:49pm 1/06/14 4:49pm