marijuana

US Forest Service Spent $US100,000 On Drones It Can't Even Use

Everyone knows by now that Americans aren’t thrilled about the use of domestic drones. So if you’re a government agency and decide to invest many thousands of taxpayer dollars on surveillance drones, it’d be good if you checked to see if you can actually fly them first.


'Nasal Ranger' Smelloscope Will Save Cities From Stinky Pot

Colorado’s newly legalised marijuana industry has had an unforeseen dark side: pungent dankness running wild on the noses of innocent citizens. Only a mechanical hero could save them. Call in the Nasal Ranger.


Scientists Find Compound That Prevents Marijuana From Getting You High

Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the dopamine-boosting compound in marijuana that, technically speaking, “induces euphoria” — science jargon for “gets you high”. It also happens to work on the brain region involved in psychological addiction. 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.


Uh Oh, Silk Road Users Are Starting To Get Arrested

Welp, that settles that. Anybody who was wondering if authorities were going to keep going after the arrest of Silk Road kingpin Ross Ulbricht and start targeting users don’t need to wonder anymore. Multiple arrests have now been made worldwide, and it looks like more are on the way.


This Guy Tried To Float Across The US-Mexico Border On 20kg Of Marijuana

The United States Border Patrol busted a would-be Mexican smuggler attempting to float across the border on a 20kg marijuana raft. In fact, he made it across the border, but didn’t get to land. The AP reports that he was just 600 metres from shore before getting busted. Where there’s a weed, there’s a way.


Giz Explains: Why You Can't Get Stoned From Smoking Hemp

It’s an honest mistake, thinking that marijuana and industrial hemp are one and the same. And in some ways they are: both are species of the genus cannabis, they both have the iconic five-fingered pot leafs, and both are widely sought after the world over. But aside from their outward appearance, they two have very little in common, including where it counts the most.


Why Smoking Marijuana Makes You Tired And Lazy

Even as the body of evidence of cannabis’ potential as a potent medical precursor grows (especially with the development of CBD-rich strains), smoking it is not without long-term side effects. And we’re not just talking about munchie-induced weight gain either. A number of recently published studies suggest habitually getting high not only kills your motivation, it might even alter your brain chemistry. Specifically, the part that makes you want to get off the couch.


Vending Machines For Pot Products Exist Now

Let’s be real here, it was only a matter of time before the world got a vending machine for pot. Medbox, the company that produces these $US50,000 units, is ramping up and attempting to place them in dispensaries around the US. Consumers can’t walk up to a Medbox and feed it their cash, but they can tell the clerk in a state-licensed dispensary what they want.


What Kind Of Drugs Kill The Most People?

Don’t do drugs, people. But if you do do them, don’t overdose on ‘em. But if you do overdose on ‘em, make sure the drugs you’re doing are weed, LSD, opium and mushrooms, and not pharmaceutical pills. That’s because pharmaceuticals kill more people than any other type of drug. What?


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.