Humans Become Unwilling Test Subjects in West Virginia Chemical Spill

Last week, thousands of gallons of a poorly understood compound called 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM) spilled from Freedom Industries chemical complex into West Virginia's Elk River before quickly spreading to the water supplies of hundreds of thousands of people. Sound scary? It gets worse. » 1/19/14 9:00am 1/19/14 9:00am

Synthetic cannabinoids, while legal, have been shown to have much more harmful effects than actual marijuana – but those effects can vary dramatically from person to person. Now, researchers led by University of Arkansas toxicologist Jeff Moran are working to understand the dangers of fake pot by studying how the body… » 10/03/13 6:40am 10/03/13 6:40am

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