Weed

Weed Week

For Some Legal Weed Businesses, Cryptocurrency Actually Makes Sense

Despite being recreationally legal in 10 states, cannabis businesses have to come up with creative ways to accept payment other than cash.
Jordan Pearson
4.19.19
Weed

The US Just Legalized Hemp, Which Is a Key Source of CBD

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 is a breath of fresh air for hemp farmers and may pave the way for the rescheduling of CBD.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.21.18
Weed

Ancient Viruses Are Probably Why Weed Has THC and CBD

THC and CBD are probably the result of freak genetic mutations millions of years ago, scientists say.
Jordan Pearson
11.28.18
Weed

This Teen Made a DIY Device That Measures the Strength of Your Bong Hits

Bradley Moore explains how he generates the dankest of data.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.26.18
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
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
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
Weed

The Canadian Government Is Going to Scan Social Media to See If You Smoke Pot

The data will allegedly be anonymous, and the government will also look into activity on dark web markets.
Jordan Pearson
9.21.18
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
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