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Your Brain on Psilocybin, With Frederick Streeter Barrett

Fred Barrett is an assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. In this interview, we discuss his work with the active component of magic mushrooms, psilocybin. Fred explains how this compound affects the brain, its potential to combat visceral pain, and its links to so-called mystical experiences.

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Hemp Is Helping Bee Populations, Study Finds

Given the loss of bee habitats across the US, researchers believe the cannabis crop could become vital to the insect’s future survival.

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Cannabis Extracts Don’t Effectively Relieve Cancer Pain, Review Finds

The validity of medicinal marijuana’s most celebrated benefit, pain reduction, has been called into question by a new review.

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More Than 2 Million Cannabis Consumers Are Living With Heart Disease, Experts Warn

The researchers are urging health professionals to inform any patients at a high-risk of cardiovascular events, and perhaps even wean them off marijuana.

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THCA Vs THC: What Are the Differences?

No matter how potent a cannabis strain might claim to be, there is almost no THC present in the raw cannabis plant material. So where does it come from?

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Ending Psychedelic Myths With Professor David Nutt

Professor David Nutt has never been afraid to stick his head above the parapet on the topic of drugs. His repeated calling-out of the failures of contemporary drug policy has seen him butt heads with academics and politicians alike. In this interview with Professor Nutt, we discuss pot, policy and the potential of psilocybin.

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What’s Going On With California’s Cannabis Tax?

Following New Year's Day's tax hike, California's governor now plans to simplify the state’s approach to taxing and regulating cannabis.

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Daily Cannabis Use Can Drive HPV-Related Tumor Growth, Study Finds

Marijuana use may be a driving factor in the rise of head and neck cancer cases, according to a new study.

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Over 80% of Cannabis in Australia Is Consumed by Daily Users, Study Finds

The majority of cannabis consumption behavior is more similar to alcohol use than previously thought, according to a new paper.

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