drugs

Can Eating Poppy Seeds Really Cause You To Fail A Drug Test?

When Elaine on Seinfeld failed a drug test after eating a poppy seed muffin back in the 1996 episode “The Shower Head”, the idea that you could fail a drug test after eating poppy seeds took off. Turns out this wasn’t yet another Hollywood writer invention — you really can potentially fail a drug test if you eat poppy seeds.


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 they have never been able to prove it. Turns out that’s because they were looking at the wrong grey matter.


How To Pass A Urine Test (Or At Least Stand A Fighting Chance)

You’ve got enough to worry about for that upcoming job interview without stressing over whether or not you’ll be judged by what you pee into a cup. And sometimes it’s just too late to go all the way straight-and-narrow. Fortunately there are ways of maximizing the chance that your future employment won’t be sidetracked by Friday night’s doobie. Here’s what you need to know to have your best chance at passing a urinalysis test.


Clever Crook Uses Heat Vision Drone To Hunt Down Weed And Steal It

The police have long used thermal imaging cameras to detect marijuana growing operations. Now, thanks to drones, crooks are getting into the weed-finding game too. Except in their case, they’re trying to find the weed so they can steal it.


How Yesterday's Drugs Became The Medicines Of Today

My sister is a witch. Or, more precisely, a Wiccan astrologer and tarot reader. Growing up as a kid who worshipped Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking, I found it hard to square her worldview with my own.


Do Colour Blind People See More Colours When They Take Hallucinogens?

If you gave a colour blind person something like LSD or some other sort of hallucinogenic drug, would they see colours they couldn’t before? Interestingly, there is a great deal of crossover in how people affected by protanopia (red light dichromacy) and deuteranopia (green light dichromacy) see the world, as such “red/green colour blindness” is often used as a catchall term. As a side note, this is also by far the most common kind of CVD.


How Mexico's Drug Cartels Are Driving Up The Price Of Limes In The U.S.

A lime shortage is threatening the U.S. food and beverage industry, with some bars and restaurants jacking up drink prices, charging extra for a slice — or refusing to serve the citrus at all. But there’s another reason to rethink that margarita: The pricey limes you’re buying from Mexico might be supporting drug violence.


A Broken Billboard Looks Psychedelically Drugged Out

It’s ok. It’s not just you. You didn’t pop a pill you shouldn’t have before your afternoon coffee. You’re not in a dream world. The billboard actually looks like that in real life and apparently it’s on purpose, the broken electronic billboard is being tested for all working colours. I see acid.


Ecstasy In London? Heroin In Zagreb? The Answer Is Found In The Sewers

Drug users might be less than forthright about their illicit habits — but they all have to pee. With that in mind, scientists are drug-testing entire sewer systems to study just how popular illegal drugs have become.


Aussie Mum In Anti-Bitcoin Crusade After Son's Death

This is a tragic story. Anna Skelly came home from holiday with her husband to find her son dead on her bed after what looks to be a bad reaction to cocaine. Cocaine which he reportedly acquired from an online drug marketplace, financed by Bitcoin transactions. Now the Sydney mother is going on a crusade against the crypto-currency, calling on the Federal Government to ban it in Australia.