Sanjay Gupta "Doubles Down" on Weed

Last August, CNN's Sanjay Gupta publicly apologized for dismissing outright the medical potential of marijuana, and for "[his] own role in previously misleading people." Now, after months of continued investigation, Gupta says he's "doubling down" on medical marijuana. » 3/06/14 7:45am 3/06/14 7:45am

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 10:00am 2/01/14 10:00am

Debunking this week's hottest pot myths point-by-point

Earlier this week, heavyweight columnists David Brooks and Ruth Marcus weighed in on the debate over the recent legalization of marijuana in Colorado. Armed with reason and findings from several studies, Time's Maia Szalavitz has served up a refreshing piece of debunkery that tackles their misinformed contentions… » 1/05/14 3:00pm 1/05/14 3:00pm

You Can Smoke Pot In GTA V, According to Ratings Board

We had a hunch it was going to be possible, and, now, the people who rate video games are letting the cat out of the dimebag. You can smoke pot in GTA V, according to the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. That same group has offered a bunch of other mild spoilers for GTA V, if you're interested. » 8/20/13 7:46pm 8/20/13 7:46pm

Mark Trail versus the marijuana farmers is the new greatest comic…

Your local paper's comics page is usually an elephant graveyard of half-realized punchlines and the inchoate mutterings of cartoonists who realized it's impossible to be funny 365 days a year, for decades on end. Therefore, you end up with entire weeks of Hi and Lois communicating solely through hieroglyphics and Odie… » 4/30/12 3:05pm 4/30/12 3:05pm

A deranged 1988 PSA about a supercomputer who hates marijuana

Here's some VHS ephemera that gives the post-apocalyptic library education series Tomes & Talismans a run for its money. In 1988, actor Richard Kiley starred in Fast Forward Future, a three-part U.S. Department of Education-funded video series about a fortune-telling computer that warns children about the dangers of… » 4/23/12 11:30am 4/23/12 11:30am

How many joints would you have to smoke to die of a marijuana overdose?

The short answer? An absolutely comical amount, perhaps lit by a jet engine. It would also help if you owned a residence in Toontown or were physically a Tex Avery illustration. In a 1988 DEA brief, Judge Francis Young did the math and broke down just how much sticky-icky it would take to off you entirely: » 3/08/12 7:15am 3/08/12 7:15am

Star Wars lightsaber rolling papers, for your trip to the dark side

We sense an excellent disturbance in the force. One smart Star Wars fan has dreamt up lightsaber rolling papers, or "lightpapers." Check out the concept art below created by Geekologie reader Matt H. We must concur, of all the illegal bits of Star Wars merchandise floating around out there, this is by far our favorite… » 2/28/12 7:55am 2/28/12 7:55am