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Canadian Researchers Are Stoked About Access to Legal Weed

Legal cannabis means more people will be able to access science-based information instead of relying on anecdotes from their local dealer.
Jacob Dubé
4 days ago
LEGAL WEED

Start Rolling Your Blunts: The Best Science Stories to Read When You’re High

Recreational cannabis use is legal in Canada starting today, so here’s some trippy science to celebrate with.
Jordan Pearson
10.17.18
Weed

Still More Evidence That All Weed Is the Same

Researchers found almost identical levels of THC and CBD in three-quarters of the strains they analyzed, which suggests it's the minor cannabinoids that makes weed strains different.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.12.18
Weed

California Weed Dispensaries Can Legally Sell Customer Information to Data Brokers

California is expected to become the largest weed industry in the United States, but unlike other legalized states, it has no laws in place to protect cannabis consumer data.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.7.18
Power

How Much Energy Does It Take to Grow Weed vs. Mining Bitcoin?

Power authorities are concerned about Bitcoin's energy use; how does it stack up against growing bud?
Jordan Pearson
5.29.18
Legalize it

Democrats Should Run on a Platform of Legalizing Weed

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement today overturns an Obama-era policy that paved the way for legal pot.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.4.18
420

You Can Now 'Snort' Weed Using This Cannabis Nasal Spray

If that’s something you wanted to do.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.7.17
LEGAL WEED

IBM Wants British Columbia to Track Legal Pot With Blockchain Tech

The blockchain could help stamp out the black market, IBM says.
Jordan Pearson
11.6.17
420

Illegal Weed Can Be Worse for Forests than Logging

Though logging has a greater overall impact, growing pot can be even more destructive on a per-unit-area basis, according to a recent study.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.3.17
Weed

The Latest Effort to Map the Weed Genome Will Focus on Pot That Doesn’t Get You High

Scientists at the University of California Davis have launched a new project studying the hemp DNA sequence.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.29.17
hemp bound

Kentucky Lawmakers Are Leading the Fight to Federally Legalize Hemp

Congresspeople in the Bluegrass state say it's time to stop threatening the $688 million industry.
Troy Farah
8.21.17
total eclipse 2017

Weed Activists in the Path of Totality Have Big Plans for the Eclipse

The path of totality cuts through some of the strictest places in the country for cannabis legalization. Activists want to get their message out.
Samantha Cole
8.17.17