MARIJUANA

Getting 'High'

As Canada Legalizes Weed, Switzerland Wants to Get High on Moss

Mice injected with a THC-like compound found in liverworts acted as if they were stoned—lazing around more, not moving for long periods of time, and feeling less pain.
Mirjam Guesgen
10.24.18
Weed

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
10.19.18
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
Hacking

Someone Posted Weed and Viagra Spam On a US Department of Agriculture Site

The USDA blamed the issue on a "web form" that was abused to post spam.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.26.18
lobsters

Does Getting Lobsters High Before Boiling Them Alive Reduce Suffering?

Michael Tlusty, a lobster biologist at the University of Massachusetts Boston, says the jury is still out on if lobsters can feel pain.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.19.18
roll your blunts

Neil deGrasse Tyson Patiently, Joyously Explains to Paparazzi What Would Happen if You Smoked Weed in Space

The universe is truly beautiful.
Jason Koebler
9.13.18
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
BioTrackTHC

Colorado Wants to Track Weed With Chemicals and the Blockchain

Some dispensary owners have called the bill, SB 18-029, 'fucking crazy.'
Troy Farah
1.24.18
HOTY2017

This Biologist Wants to Grow Vegetables on Mars

His work could help astronauts grow tomatoes on the Red Planet one day.
Lisa Cumming
12.18.17
420

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

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