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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.


'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.


The Best US Cities For People 35 And Under (Based On What They Like)

While there are thousands of “best places to live” lists, hardly any of them focus on the world’s most important population segment: Americans under 35. The Livability Index, compiled by Vocativ, a new Vice-esque site, measures cities in the only ways that really matter: from the percentage of young people, to the number of vintage shops, to the cost of an ounce of high-quality weed.


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?


Stoners Beware: NZ Study Finds That Regular Marijuana Use Causes Memory Loss, IQ Drop

Attention, stoners. Put down the enormous sandwich and listen to this one: an intensive study of more than 1000 New Zealanders has found that regular cannabis use can be linked to memory loss and even a drop in IQ, and academics from around the world have come out to back the study.


Watch: Chuck Norris, New South Park Game, Slow-Mo Drills And More

Who needs late night TV when you have Chuck Norris: The Movie, South Park: The Game, shrooms, Shaolin and A fun Batman parody to keep you entertained right here…