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Marijuana Shown To Protect Brain Cells From Alzheimer's

A new study suggests that compounds found in marijuana can stave off the brain damaging effects of Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a promising discovery, but claims that pot can prevent this age-related brain disorder are premature.


Federal Government: Legalised Marijuana Could Bring In $300 Million A Year

Is the legalisation of marijuana in Australia a pipe dream? Maybe not, if the government takes the Parliamentary Budget Office’s latest estimates under consideration. According to a new report from the PBO, GST on marijuana sales could bring in over $300 per year in revenue — at least to start with.


A (Mostly) Scientific Guide To Pot And The Munchies

Everybody knows it: Weed makes you hungry. Smoking a bowl sends you searching for snacks. Hitting a spliff leaves you craving all kinds of candy. Ripping a bong gives you the munchies. We don’t know why. Science is getting close though, especially after this week.


NSW Dopily Dabbles In Reefer Madness, And Gives Birth To Stoner Sloth

The New South Wales Department of Premier of Cabinet has a new video campaign to deter our fragile youths from the horrors of marijuana, and many can’t tell if it’s satire or not.


Tasmania Will Grow Marijuana For NSW Medical Trials

Tasmania is set to be the first place in Australia to legally grow marijuana, following a memorandum of understanding signed by both the NSW and Tasmanian Premiers. The crops grown in Tasmania are set to be used in NSW medical trials which will see its first treatments administered early next year. Tasmania seems to be the perfect candidate for this deal — the island state already grows most of the world’s opium poppy, along with material grade hemp crops.


A Scientific Breakthrough Brings Us Closer To A Weed Breathalyser

Law enforcement officers around the country are anxiously waiting on the day when a portable weed breathalyser becomes reality, so they can stop relying on the scientifically dubious roadside munchies test. Thankfully, one Californian company claims to be almost there.


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.


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