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Just One Puff of Low-THC Weed Can Help Ease Sadness, Study Finds Just One Puff of Low-THC Weed Can Help Ease Sadness, Study Finds

It might take just one puff of cannabis to quickly if temporarily dull depression, depending on the strain, suggests a new study published this month in the Journal of Affective Disorders. But smoking weed for too long might also make you sadder over time, the researchers found.

The Best Scifi Movies to Watch When You're Seriously Stoned The Best Scifi Movies to Watch When You're Seriously Stoned

Marijuana can make a bad movie good and a good movie great. But it’s got to be the right movie, one with ideas you can explore more deeply, or absurdity you can appreciate more naturally. The balance is delicate, just like picking the right kind of weed. As today is 4/20, we’ve created a list of films to watch when…

A Third Person Has Died After Taking Synthetic Weed Linked to Uncontrollable Bleeding  A Third Person Has Died After Taking Synthetic Weed Linked to Uncontrollable Bleeding 

An outbreak of severe bleeding linked to tainted synthetic weed products continues to worsen. Illinois health officials reported this week that a third person has died soon after taking the drugs.

The Outbreak of Severe Bleeding Caused by Synthetic Weed Has Now Spread Beyond Illinois The Outbreak of Severe Bleeding Caused by Synthetic Weed Has Now Spread Beyond Illinois

A frightening outbreak of uncontrollable bleeding linked to inhaling synthetic weed products seems to have spread beyond the borders of Illinois. On Thursday, Maryland health officials reported that at least one person in the state has come down with similar symptoms, the first case reported there.

At Least Two People Are Dead After Smoking Synthetic Weed That Causes Bleeding From the Eyes and Ears At Least Two People Are Dead After Smoking Synthetic Weed That Causes Bleeding From the Eyes and Ears

The outbreak of severe bleeding cases linked to synthetic pot in Illinois is getting worse with every day. On Tuesday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported a second death in connection to the designer drugs, also known as synthetic cannabinoids.

Legal Medical Weed Hasn't Led to More Teen Stoners Legal Medical Weed Hasn't Led to More Teen Stoners

For as mainstream as marijuana is becoming, there are still some who are worried about the unforeseen consequences this new social acceptance has or could bring about—from cancer treatment scams to more car crashes. But a new review published this week in Addiction suggests that at least one of these worries hasn’t…

Canadian Doctors Warn Medical Pot Is Overhyped Canadian Doctors Warn Medical Pot Is Overhyped

More and more people, young and old, are fast becoming fans of legalized weed, Jeff Sessions notwithstanding. That popularity has been greatly aided by the proliferation of laws that allow it to be used as a medical treatment, not just in the U.S., but in other countries such as Canada, which legalized medical pot in…

Stoners Celebrating 4/20 May Be Responsible for Annual Bump in Traffic Deaths Stoners Celebrating 4/20 May Be Responsible for Annual Bump in Traffic Deaths

4/20 is pretty much the favorite number of the internet (and of Gizmodo’s Slack chat), thanks in part to the growing societal acceptance of weed. Nearly two-thirds of Americans, and maybe even a majority of Republicans, now support its legalization. But a new study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests…

How Children Feel When They Are High How Children Feel When They Are High

As both recreational and medicinal marijuana use becomes more accepted in American society—a trend that’s definitely for the better—it’s also making something that isn’t so great more common: Very young kids getting high, usually by accident. Recently, a 9-year-old Albuquerque girl ate and shared her grandfather’s pot…

How Jeff Sessions' Weed Enforcement Reversal Could Impact Medical Marijuana Patients How Jeff Sessions' Weed Enforcement Reversal Could Impact Medical Marijuana Patients

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ quixotic, hypocritical crusade against weed has reached its boiling point. As the AP reported Thursday, Sessions is rescinding an Obama-era policy from the Department of Justice that helped clear the path to more expansive legalization of marijuana. But it’s still an open question just…

Republicans Vow to Throw Down Against Jeff Sessions After Feds Threaten All Marijuana Users Republicans Vow to Throw Down Against Jeff Sessions After Feds Threaten All Marijuana Users

Republicans in Colorado, where recreational marijuana use has been legal since 2012, weren’t prepared to put up with Attorney General Jeff Sessions today. Even if they were, their constituents wouldn’t stand for it.

Marijuana Use by Pregnant Women Is on the Rise in California  Marijuana Use by Pregnant Women Is on the Rise in California 

The number of moms-to-be who smoke pot while pregnant is higher than we thought and only growing, a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests. While smoking weed might seem like a perfectly harmless way to relieve stress in most cases, there’s still a lot we don’t know about if…

The FDA Is Cracking Down on Claims That Weed Cures Cancer The FDA Is Cracking Down on Claims That Weed Cures Cancer

In the US, so far 29 states and DC have legalized medical marijuana, as modern research has suggested that weed can help treat conditions like chronic pain and the side effects of chemotherapy. Some companies, though, are abusing the growing acceptance of weed for medicinal purposes. On Wednesday, the FDA reported…

Pot Users Have More Sex, But It’s a Lot More Complicated Than That Pot Users Have More Sex, But It’s a Lot More Complicated Than That

In the first study of its kind, researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that people who use pot have sex about 20 percent more often than those who do not. It’s an eye-opening finding, but a classic case where correlation doesn’t necessarily imply causation.

Florida Couple’s Amazon Delivery Came With 65 Pounds of Free, Dank-Ass Weed Florida Couple’s Amazon Delivery Came With 65 Pounds of Free, Dank-Ass Weed

Two Amazon customers who purchased 27 gallon plastic storage bins earlier this year were surprised to find their UPS delivery weighed 93.5 pounds, approximately 65 pounds of which was tightly compacted bales of marijuana.

Welcome to Weedtown, Baby! Welcome to Weedtown, Baby!

In an overly literal interpretation of the “high desert,” 80 unincorporated acres just outside the Mojave will become America’s first company town owned by a weed distributor.

Hospitals Deny Patients Organ Transplants for Smoking Weed Hospitals Deny Patients Organ Transplants for Smoking Weed

While the tension between state and federal laws has created a difficult situation for cannabis users, there’s another factor that is complicating the changing attitude towards weed: hospitals. Though it isn’t legally mandated, many hospitals won’t allow people who use weed to be placed on organ transplant waiting…

Jeff Sessions, Anti-Weed Crusader, Was a Shill For Big Tobacco Jeff Sessions, Anti-Weed Crusader, Was a Shill For Big Tobacco

The new Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, is concerned about marijuana. Yesterday he said that he doesn’t want it to be “sold at every corner grocery store.” You can’t get weed at many corner stores just yet, but there is a product at those stores that kills about 400,000 Americans each year. And Sessions has…

Nuclear Bunker With ‘Thousands’ of Weed Plants Not as Cool as It Sounds Nuclear Bunker With ‘Thousands’ of Weed Plants Not as Cool as It Sounds

During a midnight raid on Wednesday, police in Wiltshire, England were surprised to discover “thousands” of marijuana plants—estimated to be worth more than $1.2 million—in an underground bunker built during the Cold War.

Congressman Uses the Old Nukes-Hidden-in-Marijuana Excuse for Stricter Borders Congressman Uses the Old Nukes-Hidden-in-Marijuana Excuse for Stricter Borders

The debate over building a wall on the border between the United States and Mexico has generally been ridiculous. But one congressman tells CNN that we should consider a dangerous possibility: weak borders open us up to nuclear weapons being smuggled in disguised as harmless bales of weed.

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