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5 over-the-counter drugs way more dangerous than marijuana

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DEA Administrative Law Judge Francis Young once famously said: “Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man.” Cannabis is so benign, in fact, that it’s safer than many over-the-counter drugs—which, unlike weed, you’re allowed to legally buy in unlimited quantities. Let’s take a look at a few of those. Over-the-Counter Drugs…

What happens when you inject weed

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Look, we all love weed. But there are some ways to get the ganja in your bloodstream that are better than others. A handful of dummies have tried injecting weed. This does not end well.  People who inject weed aren’t exactly chemists. So instead of breaking down some form of safe, pure THC, most of…

The Genius Pipe eliminates every pipe problem imaginable

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A pipe is one of the most practical smoking instruments to whip out when you need a swift toke of herb. On the other hand, some pipes can also, literally and figuratively, leave a bad taste in your mouth after only a couple of uses. From inhaling, then immediately choking on weed bits to having…

Pizza Hut’s creepy self-driving delivery vehicle is just like the one in Black Mirror

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On Monday (Jan. 8), Toyota unveiled its immediate plans to enter the world of self-driving cars with vehicles called “e-Palettes.” They’re essentially big rooms on wheels which can be turned into mobile offices, retail stores, hotel rooms, and more. CEO Akio Toyoda introduced the e-Palette fleet of vehicles, strangely enough, by asking how automated drivers…

These edibles are next level

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Cooking is sometimes described as a science and that applies in few cases as much as it does in cannabis cuisine. With the growing legalization of marijuana, there’s been an explosion of creative chefs using tinctures, waxes, and flower to make mouth-watering edibles never seen before. Illinois: Mindy Segal Chef Mindy Segal, Photo Courtesy of…

How police are using social media to bust weed smokers

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If you’ve spent much time on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, especially in pro-cannabis circles, you’ve probably been approached by would-be online pot dealers. Sometimes the weed photos are pretty enough and the prices are reasonable enough to actually, for a brief moment, be tempting. But what’s the story behind these social media weed slingers? Are…

5 over-the-counter drugs way more dangerous than marijuana

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DEA Administrative Law Judge Francis Young once famously said: “Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man.” Cannabis is so benign, in fact, that it’s safer than many over-the-counter drugs—which, unlike weed, you’re allowed to legally buy in unlimited quantities. Let’s take a look at a few of those. Over-the-Counter Drugs…

What happens when you inject weed

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Look, we all love weed. But there are some ways to get the ganja in your bloodstream that are better than others. A handful of dummies have tried injecting weed. This does not end well.  People who inject weed aren’t exactly chemists. So instead of breaking down some form of safe, pure THC, most of…

The Genius Pipe eliminates every pipe problem imaginable

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A pipe is one of the most practical smoking instruments to whip out when you need a swift toke of herb. On the other hand, some pipes can also, literally and figuratively, leave a bad taste in your mouth after only a couple of uses. From inhaling, then immediately choking on weed bits to having…

Pizza Hut’s creepy self-driving delivery vehicle is just like the one in Black Mirror

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On Monday (Jan. 8), Toyota unveiled its immediate plans to enter the world of self-driving cars with vehicles called “e-Palettes.” They’re essentially big rooms on wheels which can be turned into mobile offices, retail stores, hotel rooms, and more. CEO Akio Toyoda introduced the e-Palette fleet of vehicles, strangely enough, by asking how automated drivers…

These edibles are next level

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Cooking is sometimes described as a science and that applies in few cases as much as it does in cannabis cuisine. With the growing legalization of marijuana, there’s been an explosion of creative chefs using tinctures, waxes, and flower to make mouth-watering edibles never seen before. Illinois: Mindy Segal Chef Mindy Segal, Photo Courtesy of…

How police are using social media to bust weed smokers

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If you’ve spent much time on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, especially in pro-cannabis circles, you’ve probably been approached by would-be online pot dealers. Sometimes the weed photos are pretty enough and the prices are reasonable enough to actually, for a brief moment, be tempting. But what’s the story behind these social media weed slingers? Are…

800,000 medical professionals team up to make marijuana mainstream

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When it comes to medical assessments, a lot of folks out there prefer to get a second opinion. For patients of medical marijuana, they’re about to receive a few hundred thousand. Skipta, a social network of 800,000 medical professionals, the majority of whom are physicians, is aligning with The French Toast, a cannabis advocacy site.…

Is it safe to mail weed?

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Police in Northern Ireland found a package of weed worth more than $80,000 in the UK postal system. While it’s rare for packages of weed this huge to turn up in the mail, it’s becoming more and more common. The good, old reliable post office. While technology has more or less made the postal service…

Why the world’s most important cannabis scientist isn’t stoked on recreational legalization

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Raphael Mechoulam is a pioneer in the world of cannabis. At 87, the Israeli scientist has been researching the effects of pot since the 1960s, long before most of the scientific community would bat an eye for weed, nevermind go to bat for it. Most of what we know about the mysterious plant, we know…

Why cannabis is awful for the environment

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Despite the tree-hugging subculture associated with the cannabis world, the fact of the matter is that most of the green out there isn’t very “green” at all. For generations, cannabis cultivation has required an immense amount of water and energy. A 2011 study estimates that a kilogram of indoor grown cannabis uses about 4,600 kilograms…