marijuana

Should Marijuana Be Legal In Australia?

Hundreds of studies have linked it to psychosis, others say it’s a valid medical aid. Some states in the US are making it legal, while others would never see it sold anywhere. Marijuana is one of the most polarising drugs on the planet, but should it be made legal in Australia?


'Game Of Thrones' Isn't On Tonight, So Watch Seth Rogen And Snoop Dogg Recap Last Week's Ep While High

Video: Bad news, pirates Game Of Thrones fans: your favourite show isn’t on tonight. To quell the fury, get in here and watch noted stoners and entertainers Seth Rogen and Snoop Dogg/Lion recap what’s been happening while high on marijuana.


The FBI Is Struggling To Hire Hackers Who Don't Smoke Weed

The FBI has a problem. The agency needs to hire hackers to build out its cyber crime division, but it also will not hire anyone who’s smoked weed in the past three years. And guess what? A lot of hackers like to smoke weed.


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.


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.