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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hashing It Out: The Art And Science Of Pushing Pot To Its THC Limits

The intoxicating effects of cannabis have skyrocketed in the last 50 years as the plant’s rapidly widening acceptance has spurred a race among growers to produce ever more potent strains. But even the stickiest of the ickiest buds top out at 25 per cent THC per unit weight and, for a new generation of connoisseurs, that isn’t good enough.

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.

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