What can we actually learn from the UK's first marijuana 'overdose'?

Gemma Moss recently became the first woman in Britain "ruled to have been poisoned to death by smoking cannabis," her sudden death referred to by tabloids as "the tragic proof that cannabis can kill." But Moss's story, while undeniably sad, has told us next to nothing about the dangers of pot. At the same time, its… » 2/01/14 5:59pm 2/01/14 5:59pm

Nigella Lawson Has Been Coked Out of Her Mind for a Decade, Allegedly

Super sexy gourmand Nigella Lawson is entangled in a legal mess involving her ex-husband and two former longtime assistants who alleged in court proceedings this week that "Higella"—as her ex is now referring to her—used cocaine, pot, and prescription pills "daily" for last 10 years. Girl can party. » 11/27/13 6:00pm 11/27/13 6:00pm

‘High Society’ Push to Legalize Weed Makes Weed Incredibly Uncool

The ongoing effort to legalize weed has a very real and unfortunate casualty: weed’s coolness. When weed is legal, guess what? Movies like Dazed and Confused won’t seem quite as awesome because, once weed becomes just another tool in the establishment’s arsenal of things that perpetuate the status quo, getting stoned… » 10/26/13 5:30pm 10/26/13 5:30pm

Judge Denies Conservatorship for Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes' parents tried to obtain a temporary conservatorship for the troubled actress but a judge denied the petition and requested more information, most likely from the doctors overseeing her mandatory two-week psychiatric hold. But one of the more remarkable things about the court documents that her parents… » 7/26/13 3:40pm 7/26/13 3:40pm

University of Colorado Spent $100K to Prevent Weed-Smoking on 4/20

The University of Colorado at Boulder spent over a hundred grand this year to prevent a massive annual group pot party on their grounds for the second year in a row. School officials closed campus to anyone who wasn't a student, saying they wanted to preserve "the academic mission of the institution." This is almost as… » 6/28/13 10:50am 6/28/13 10:50am

Child-Proof Packaging Is the Next Step in Mainstreaming of Marijuana

The kids, as they say, are all on the pot, listening to their rock ‘n roll, and drag racing down their cul-de-sacs. But there’s a twist! These pot-crazed, drag racing youths are not high because they were convinced by some local rapscallion to “just toke on some reefer” — they accidentally ingested a marijuana-infused… » 5/28/13 1:20pm 5/28/13 1:20pm

Smoke Weed and Be Skinny: The Stoner Diet Plan

A recent study out of the University of Nebraska, the Harvard School of Public Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center shows that pot smokers, on average, have smaller waists and higher levels of "good cholesterol" than non pot smokers even though they tend to eat more. Finally, a diet plan that's fun and » 5/16/13 11:30am 5/16/13 11:30am