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 >>

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A Scientific Breakthrough Brings Us Closer to a Weed Breathalyser

Law enforcement officers around the US are anxiously waiting on the day when a portable weed breathalyser becomes reality, so they can stop relying on the scientifically dubious roadside munchies test. Thankfully, one Californian company claims to be almost there. (Though the Canadians next door are also on the case too, as we found out back in July.) Read More >>

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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 >>

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Scientists Found a Compound That Keeps Marijuana From Getting You High

Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the dopamine-boosting compound in marijuana that, technically speaking, "induces euphoria." Or also technically speaking "gets you high." It also happens to work on the part of the brain involved in psychological addiction. And now, a team of researchers has identified a substance that blocks THC's dopamine effect. Why is that important? Let's have a grown-up discussion about weed. Read More >>

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Man Killed By 80 Stone of Marijuana (But Not In the Way You’re Thinking…)

What would you do if you got hold of half a tonne of marijuana? Yes, exactly: you'd hand it over to the relevant authorities at your earliest possible convenience. Yep. What you almost certainly shouldn't try to do with it is load the gear into the back of your car and attempt to break through a police road block with it. Read More >>

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You’ll Be Able to Smoke Pot in GTA V, Apparently

Fancy taking a quick toke while you're blazing around the streets of Los Santos? Chill out before your next big mission, or after squishing one too many pedestrians? You're in luck, because according to the European games rating board, players within GTA V will be free to light up and blow their troubles away. Read More >>

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Killjoy Scientists Have Bred the Fun Out of Medical Marijuana

Weed is a double-edged sword. On one hand, its cannabidiol (CBD) compounds ease the symptoms of many diseases. On the other, its tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) compounds produces feelings of euphoria and calm. Luckily, the Tikkun Olam company has figured out how to strip those nasty THC side effects while retaining the CBD's healing properties. Um, thanks? Read More >>

food
Whoa! I Really Want This Magical Paper Pot That Somehow Boils Water

Don't ask me how a paper pot can be used to boil water and cook pasta and make noodles but this paper pot, the Hexa Pot, can. IT'S MADE OF PAPER. The Hexa Pot isn't real yet (it's a Kickstarter) but it's the perfect pot for the outdoors. And the perfect pot for lazy people like me who hate to do dishes. Read More >>

science
Inside Your Brain on Cannabis: Cognitive Chaos

We already know that smoking (or otherwise ingesting) pot causes an uncoordinated brain. Now scientists say they've discovered the mechanism behind pot brain clumsiness, and it could lead to better treatments for schizophrenia. Read More >>

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Smoking Pot Will Make You Sad If You Have the Wrong Genetics

The results of a 5-year study of adolescents in The Netherlands shows that young people with a certain gene variant are more vulnerable to depression when they smoke pot. Read More >>

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Grow Your Own Weed, But Not on an iPhone (There’s No App for That)

Five of the 20 best-selling casual game apps in Android's Marketplace involve illegal drugs. Virtual illegal drugs, of course! Guess how many are available for the iPhone? Yep, zero. Read More >>