health
Oxford Uni Invests £10m in Marijuana

A new investment fund to find more good things about marijuana is coming to Oxford University, with the researchers winning a £10m pot to find other ways cannabis plants can be turned into nice medicines. Read More >>

medicine
Cannabis Shown to Protect Brain Cells From Alzheimer’s

A new study suggests that compounds found in cannabis can stave off the brain damaging effects of Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a promising discovery, but claims that pot can prevent this age-related brain disorder are premature. Put the pipe away, man. Read More >>

drugs
Scientists Can Now Make THC from Yeast

Yeast is an incredible organism — you can thank it for booze! — and thanks to the marvels of modern genetics, we’ve made it incredibly versatile. Just a month after announcing a method for hacking yeast to produce narcotics, researchers just announced that the creation of yeast that produces THC and cannabidiols – the psychoactive ingredients in cannabis. Read More >>

drugs
Cannabis Breathalysers Are Coming Soon

The race is on to build a viable pot breathalyser, as cannabis is becoming increasingly legally available around the world. Read More >>

drugs
Satisfy Your Spliff-Fuelled Hunger at the Cannabistro Pop-Up Restaurant

Have you ever smoked a spliff? Did you inhale? Did you then become consumed with the idea that a truckload of popcorn would satiate the hunger cravings you had? Did you then sally forth into the night to find said popcorn only to find that your local corner shop had only Doritos? And no popcorn? Read More >>

drugs
‘Who is Happy’ Creates Global Network for Stoners

Well here's a social network we never thought we'd be reporting on. It's one for weed-lovers, and can be downloaded from the App Store. Read More >>

drugs
Weed-Infused Coffee Pods are Apparently a Thing Now

Coffee pods generally produce pretty awful coffee. However, a burgeoning number of companies now sell coffee pods that come with a dose of THC, the active ingredient in cannabis. So now these coffee pods produce awful coffee that also gets you high. Read More >>

drugs
How the Tesla Battery Will Benefit the US Marijuana Industry

The hottest property in the power market is the recently unveiled Tesla Energy system, which puts large batteries into homes and businesses with sights set on users saving money. An unexpected outcome of this new system is a potential boon it could create for growers of legal cannabis in the States, as Wes Siler from Gizmodo's Indefinitely Wild blog reports. Read More >>

drugs
Jon Snow: “Skunk Robbed Me of My Soul”

Jon Snow, that nice old guy who presents the news with a soothing voice on Channel 4, inhaled some high-grade cannabis vapour as part of a lab test, verged on having a whitey, and now wants us all to know about it. Read More >>

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Skunk Psychosis is Making South Londoners Suspicious of Their Neighbours, Claims Psychiatrist

A new Lancet Psychiatry report is getting the British media all bent out of shape today over the always headline-grabbing topic of drugs. Depending on what newspaper you read, the scientific findings down in deepest south London suggest that skunk, that pungent, refined cannabis type that's a little heavy on the Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), can triple psychosis in its regular smokers, or is to blame for a quarter of new mental disorders, or both. Suggestively scary stuff. Read More >>

reviews
VapeXhale Cloud Evo Review: Putting the Zen Back into Home Vaporising

With their flashing lights, roaring fans, and Blade Runner-esque designs, a lot of tabletop vapes these days place more emphasis on maintaining hyper-precise temperature gradients than in providing a relaxing and enjoyable user experience. The new Cloud Evo takes a refreshingly zen approach. Read More >>

drugs
Cannabis Plants Sprouting in the Wilds of… Central London

Activists have been spreading cannabis seeds around the city of London, as some sort of protest about drug laws. And plenty have been growing, with plants around two feet tall apparently spotted along the South Bank and around the Tower of London. Time to reap what others have sown. [Standard] Read More >>

drugs
The FBI Struggles to Hire Hackers Who Don’t Smoke Weed

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. Read More >>

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Why Smoking Cannabis Makes You So Hungry

If you've ever smoked weed, chances are you've also taken that regrettable trip to Tesco Extra and stocked up on cheap biscuits, Rustlers burgers and any other colourfully packaged snacks. Next day you wake up surrounded in wrappers, and wonder: WHY? Read More >>