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Labs Make New, Dangerous Synthetic Cannabinoid Drugs Faster Than We Can Ban Them

XLR-11, PB-22, AB-FUBINACA, MAB-CHMINACA, 5F-AMB. These are the cryptic and sometimes unpronounceable names of the most dangerous drugs you’ve never heard of. They are responsible for kidney injury, psychosis, seizures, coma and death.

For instance, AB-FUBINACA was responsible for a spate of recent poisonings at Wesleyan University. And MAB-CHMINACA was associated with more than 100 hospitalizations in Baton Rouge. Neither of these drugs were known to the scientific community until late last year.

Police Discover Worst Cable Management Situation Ever Following Sydney Marijuana Bust

Oh god. Oh GOD. NSW Police busted a marijuana grow operation in Sydney this week, but the power situation they found inside the house is a bigger crime than growing any quantity of weed could ever be.

From Farm To Pharmacy: Regulating Medical Cannabis In Australia

The Commonwealth government announced plans on the this month to legalise growing cannabis for medicinal and research purposes in Australia. But how would it work?

How Growing More Weed Can Help California Fix Its Water Problems

Last Tuesday, the Humboldt County Courthouse in Eureka, California was swarming with potheads. A pro-cannabis rally had been organised by State Assemblyman Jim Wood, who knows how to grab headlines: In July, Wood walked onto the State Capitol floor carrying a live marijuana plant and asked his colleagues to regulate the heck out of it.

It's Stupid To Use Literary Analysis To Claim Shakespeare Was A Stoner

Headlines that Shakespeare used cannabis for inspiration are making waves on the web, based on a new report by an anthropologist who claims the famous English Bard makes reference to “the noted weed” and “compounds strange” in his writing.

Denver's Energy Use Is Surging, And It's Because Of Weed 

The bud may be green, but growing it really isn’t: Weed growers in Denver are straining the city’s electrical grid.

Remember How The First Thing Ever Sold Online Was A Baggie Of Weed?

Online drug sales gained notoriety thanks to the Silk Road market, but the buying and selling of illegal mood-altering substances through computers goes a lot farther back. In fact, the very first online transaction was a drug deal.

THC-Infused Coffee Pods Are Apparently A Thing Now

Coffee pods generally produce pretty awful coffee. However, a burgeoning number of US companies now sell coffee pods that come with a dose of THC! So now these coffee pods produce awful coffee that also gets you high.

How The Tesla Battery Will Benefit Marijuana Growers

A medium-sized commercial weed grow with around 50 lights stands to save about $US13,500 in electricity costs a year with the use of two Tesla Batteries. Those will also protect the plants in case of power outages while making the operation less visible to law enforcement. Elon Musk just made growing weed easier.

Girl Scout Cookies, Or California's Most Notorious Strain Of Cannabis

I first heard of Girl Scout Cookies a few years ago, shortly after I got my prescription for marijuana in California. I went into my local dispensary and asked for whatever buds they had that smelled the nicest. “Have you tried Girl Scout Cookies?” the woman behind the counter asked. “It’s famous.”

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