There’s a surprising link between coffee and cannabis

There’s a surprising link between coffee and cannabis

Scientists were surprised to discover coffee changed many more metabolites in the blood than previously known.

After drinking four to eight cups of coffee in a day, people’s neurotransmitters related to the endocannabinoid system—the same ones that cannabis affects—decreased. That’s the opposite of what occurs after someone uses cannabis.

A still from the cult classic Reefer Madness.

The devastating costs of criminalizing cannabis

How Harry Anslinger's Reefer Madness continues to influence our harmful drug policies.

What it’s like to be the first person to legally buy cannabis in your county

What it’s like to be the first person to legally buy cannabis in your county

Xen aka the Ganja Bella Donna on the stigma surrounding medical marijuana patients and what it was like to be the first customer at a new dispensary in Maryland.

From Centre to Wave: The strange and heavy sound of space rock

From Centre to Wave: The strange and heavy sound of space rock

We turn our attention to psychedelia's weirder offshoot, paying tribute to a genre that's gone hand-in-hand with cannabis culture since the Summer of Love.

The link between drugs and music, explained by science

The link between drugs and music, explained by science

As every toker knows, listening to music while high can make it sound better.

Why ‘recreational’ drug use isn’t a bad thing

Why ‘recreational’ drug use isn’t a bad thing

Our culture views getting high as a moral wrong. Here's why it could actually be good for society.

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    Booker is angry about privileged people getting into the marijuana business
    April 23, 2018

    Cory Booker is angry that privileged people are making money off weed while others are still suffering for doing the same thing. Despite gains in cannabis reform, there are increasing rates of marijuana arrests in at least 21 states. A lot of professional athletes smoke weed -- sometimes even before playing games. Also: Australia could make $2 billion a year if it legalized it.

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    April 20, 2018

    On this 4/20, let's not forget those serving life in prison for non-violent marijuana offenses. Senator Schumer is introducing legislation to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act. It's also time to celebrate the discovery of LSD, which Albert Hoffman ingested for the first time at 4:20 on April 19.

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    FDA panel unanimously votes in favor of marijuana-derived drug
    April 19, 2018

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    Marijuana-derived drug works, says FDA report
    April 18, 2018

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