Even "Casual" Marijuana Use Can Knacker Bits of Your Brain

The latest bit of research into smoking things bought off men in car parks and betting shops is in, with medics suggesting that even a once or twice a week dope habit can cause "abnormalities" in memory abilities. Read More >>

Scientists Find a Marijuana Blocking Compound Made by Your Brain

Marijuana may make you feel nice, but according to new research, your brain may not want to go along for the ride: turns out, when your brain senses THC, it produces a hormone that counteracts the drug's effect. Buzzkill. Read More >>

Uruguay Selling Legal Marijuana for $1 a Pop

Live in Uruguay? Often get a hankering for some 'green tea'? Then good news! Not only is the country's president creating a legal industry for the sale and distribution of marijuana, he's doing so at bargain-basement prices -- $1 per gram. Read More >>

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 >>

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 >>

Ex-Microsoft Man Planning World's First Legal Marijuana Brand

Jamen Shively, who in a very different previous corporate life was a strategy manager for Microsoft, wants to create a legal marijuana brand. He eventually hopes his entirely legal product will become the Starbucks of funny-smelling cigarettes. Read More >>

Mexicali Police Deflate Smugglers' Compressed-Air "Marijuana Cannon"

Border fences are really tall so it's not like you can just throw your packages of marijuana over them. No, you'd need something like a weed-apult or, better yet, a weed cannon to heave them over the wall. Read More >>

Watch People Get High and Then Fail a Driving Test

Drinking and driving is the worst. Texting and driving is pretty bad too. So what about getting high and driving? Apparently not that bad! Unless you're freaking stoned as hell. Then you'll fail so hard and maybe even lose a nose. Read More >>

What Your Brain Looks Like When You Smoke Marijuana

ASAP Science does their thing again, this time explaining what happens to your brain when you smoke weed (or pot or marijuana or whatever the hell you call it). The nut of it: when you're high, whatever you think about when you're on marijuana starts to feel like the most important thought you ever had in your life. Read More >>

Heavy Dope Use as a Teen Permanently Lowers Your Adult IQ

A long-running investigation into cannabis use has found a strong link between hammering it as a teenager and growing up stupid, with the IQs of more keen users dropping as a result of years of early use. Read More >>

Chemists Outrun Laws in War on Synthetic Drugs

The war on drugs has a new front, and so far it appears to be a losing one. Read More >>

Why Weed Makes You...You...Huh?

Scientists have long suspected that THC somehow affects the hippocampus region of the brain, the bit responsible for controlling short-term memory, but have never been able to prove it. Turns out that's because they were looking at the wrong grey matter entirely. Read More >>

Cocaine Levels Found In the Air Can be Traced and Connected to Crime

Scientists can now accurately detect drugs floating in the air. They also have found statistical relationships between atmospheric cocaine levels and certain types of cancers, as well as a connection between marijuana levels and mental disorders. Read More >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>


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