Study: Weed Is 114 Times Less Deadly Than Alcohol

A new study published in a subsidiary of the Nature journal, Scientific Reports, found that marijuana is safer for users than a range of other substances, moreso than researchers previously believed. The study suggests that "risk management" should be redirected to legal alcohol and tobacco rather than mostly illegal… » 2/24/15 12:55pm 2/24/15 12:55pm

In Praise of Dab Pins, History's Dumbest Folk Art Form

Tens of thousands of years ago, our early ancestors, awed by the beauty and power of nature, the possibilities of culture flickering dimly in their newly human brains, began painting rudimentary pictures of animals on walls. Across the ancient Mediterranean, sculptors paid powerful tribute to the human form; in… » 2/19/15 10:25am 2/19/15 10:25am

Cash-Rich Weed Moguls Are Laundering Money in Insanely Expensive Bongs

Even in weed-legal utopias like Washington and Oregon, the finances of the pot business are dicey. Because the drug remains federally outlawed, banks won't touch weed money, leaving business-owners without a safe place to keep cash. Others in this situation might invest their profit in art, or vintage cars, or real… » 2/12/15 11:10am 2/12/15 11:10am

Talking Weed and Creativity With the Creators of High Maintenance

High Maintenance is a show about weed, but more than that, it's a show about solitude and anxiety, celebration and self-indulgence—all the human moods and occasions that go better when you're stoned. Each episode dips into the lives of a new set of characters just as they're deciding to pick up some pot; the only… » 2/09/15 3:15pm 2/09/15 3:15pm

More New Episodes of High Maintenance, the Best Show About Weed and NYC

High Maintenance isn't just the best televised portrait of Brooklyn's ever-expanding gentrified northwest corner; it's among the smartest stories ever told about weed and the weirdos who smoke it in any genre or medium. Today, the self-produced web series returns with three new episodes available on Vimeo. Read a… » 2/05/15 4:13pm 2/05/15 4:13pm

Scientology Warns Kids Against "Moon Gas" and Other Street Drugs

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World, a program founded in 2006 by the Church of Scientology, gave lectures on drug abuse to students at 30 New York City public schools last year, DNAinfo reports today. That news alone should be alarming enough to anyone who's familiar with the church—but wait until you hear the… » 1/28/15 4:09pm 1/28/15 4:09pm

Fake Furniture Store Hid $2 Million Worth of Weed in Back Room, Cops Say

Imagine that the main drag in your town had a furniture store that was full of love seats, side tables, and faux floral displays, but never, ever opened its doors. How many failed shopping trips would it take before you realized something was up, and how much weed would you guess it was hiding in back? » 1/27/15 6:12pm 1/27/15 6:12pm

Survey: Does Your Company Drug Test Employees?

Last year, Gawker identified 17 big media companies that still drug-test their employees. Today we’re broadening our curiosity about corporate testing policies to other industries, too. So: Does your current employer or company drug-test employees? Is your employer larger than 50 people?* If so, please fill out… » 1/21/15 12:55pm 1/21/15 12:55pm

Straight Guys, Does Weed Make You Feel Gay (As in Homosexual)?

Hey dudes, I have a question for you, but before I ask I just want to make sure you know that this is not because of anything I've observed firsthand, but because of something I heard. I think you're straight until you say otherwise, and feel very justified in this based on your baseball cap, default manspreading,… » 1/08/15 1:21pm 1/08/15 1:21pm

There Really Is An LSD Shortage, And Here's Why

Lysergic acid diethylamide used to be everywhere. LSD played a huge role in shaping pop culture in the 1960s, and in the 1980s everyone lived in fear of LSD-laced temporary tattoos and acid-popping Satanists. But nowadays, you rarely hear about it. What happened? » 1/02/15 2:40pm 1/02/15 2:40pm

7 Stoney Gifts for the Cannabis Connoisseur

Now that weed is legal in two states and medically acceptable in 18 others, gifting Doritos and Visine to the stoner in your life isn't nearly as clever as it was back in 2004. Here are seven presents that are worth their weight in hash. » 12/15/14 12:37pm 12/15/14 12:37pm

Our Dumb Congress Blocked D.C.'s Democratically Enacted Pot Legalization

The people of Washington D.C., alongside their counterparts and Oregon and Alaska, voted overwhelmingly to legalize cannabis for recreational use last month. But unlike in those other states, D.C.'s decision came with a major potential roadblock: the United States Congress. » 12/10/14 3:18pm 12/10/14 3:18pm

The Best Gifts for the Stoner in Your Life Who Refuses to Grow Up

Stoners, though an affable bunch, have regrettable taste in just about everything. It's a trope as old as thyme rolled in cigarette paper and sold as a joint, and it's true: the outside world only knows about drug rugs, mushroom posters, and the Disco Biscuits because poor weed-smoking saps actually buy into those… » 12/09/14 1:29pm 12/09/14 1:29pm