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Pot lore: The true story of 420 told by the stoners who invented it

RENO — The true history of "420" — the global code for marijuana — started with a treasure map, five teenage boys, a rogue Coast Guardsman and a lucky connection with the Grateful Dead. And, of course, some bud.<p>Canna-sseurs worldwide have been celebrating April 20 (April 20 equals 420 in date …

Cannabis

The Addicts Next Door

West Virginia has the highest overdose death rate in the country. Locals are fighting to save their neighbors—and their towns—from destruction.<p>Michael Barrett and Jenna Mulligan, emergency paramedics in Berkeley County, West Virginia, recently got a call that sent them to the youth softball field …

Drug Addiction

Alaska Cops Fight for the Right to Sexually Exploit Prostitution Suspects

Most people would agree that the deception, the power differential, and the subsequent arrest of sex workers make such contact utterly unacceptable, …

8 hip adult lunch boxes your co-workers will try to steal

It's noon. Your stomach can't stop grumbling, you have a perfect turkey sandwich calling your name and you can't leave your desk because you have to …

Inside Colombia’s (New) Cocaine Explosion

What looks like a strategic defeat for a major U.S.-backed attack on drug production could also prolong Colombia’s civil war.<p>TORIBÍO, Colombia — …

A New Marijuana Convenience Is Headed to the United States

Image source: Flickr user Mark.<p>As we enter what could arguably be described as marijuana's most important year, the vast majority of momentum behind this currently illicit drug remains positive.<p><b>Marijuana's undeniable momentum</b><br>Over a two-decade span, nearly two dozen states have legalized the use of …

Christmas Eve

Medical Marijuana Goes on Sale This Month. Are You and Your Doctor Ready?

New York's medical marijuana program is scheduled to roll out this January, with the opening of four dispensaries in the city.<p>But there's a whole …

Cannabis

UFO snapped over Dubai by former air force contractor just hours before towering inferno

REUTERS•UFOSIGHTINGSDAILYThe blazing skyscraper (left), the UFO, and (inset) the object close up<p>Authorities are still trying to fathom the cause of …

Kevin Durant: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation on Thunder SF

Many teams figure to be part of the Kevin Durant derby when he hits free agency in the 2016 offseason, but a surprising contender may be emerging.<p>Continue for updates.<p>Spurs Linked to Potential Pursuit of Durant<p>Thursday, March 17<p>Chris Mannix of The Vertical reported that "rival executives believe …

Basketball

Deadpool NEW trailer and Ryan Reynolds is touching his junk AGAIN

FS<p>Ryan Reynolds and Morena Baccarin sizzle in Deadpool<p>The latest clip shows Deapool, Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (yes, that IS a name) in …

Comic Books

Reefer madness: On teens and pot, those stars you see are asterisks

Legalizing marijuana is now an official goal of the federal government, and not just a campaign promise. Ontario's premier even suggested this week that the province's liquor stores could sell weed next to wine. The natural worry for parents and policy makers is what this might mean for teenagers. …

We visited the most powerful rocket ever built — and it was even better than we expected

To this day, the Saturn V — a ticket into the history books during the '60s and early '70s — remains the only rocket capable of transporting humans beyond low-Earth orbit, where the International Space Station resides. And it's a monster.<p>We recently visited the never used, ready-for-flight Saturn V …

Space Travel

10 Ways Men Can Improve Their Sex Lives, According to Science

<b>By Justin Lehmiller</b><p><i>This article originally appeared on Playboy.com.</i><p><i>PHOTO COURTESY OF ED GREGORY / PEXELS.COM</i><p>Male sexual enhancement is big business. Just look at Viagra, now 17-years-old, which racked up nearly $1.7 billion in sales in 2014 alone. That number doesn't reflect sales of other popular …

Top 10

Here’s how a large rigid inflatable boat is airdropped by U.S. Air Force MC-130J Special Ops aircraft

Boat delivery Air Force Special Operations Command-way.<p>The picture in this post shows an MC-130J Commando II belonging to the 9th Special Operations …

Aviation

How to Pass a Urine Drug Test Using Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Yasmin Tayag</b><p>Drug testing, like heroin, got popular in the late '80s and early '90s. As Reagan's Drug War rushed towards its logical conclusion, employers hustled to create drug-free work environments despite a lack of evidence that there was any …

Body Fat

California's newest airport terminal extends to Mexico

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S.-Mexico border is one of the world's most fortified international divides. Starting Wednesday, it will also be one of the world's only boundaries with an airport straddling two countries.<p>An investor group that includes Chicago billionaire Sam Zell built a sleek terminal in …

San Diego

Things Japan Has That We All Need

(Image Link)<p>Japan is full of cool and innovative stuff, and they've been making some of the coolest stuff on the planet since well before their ports …

Japan

Why Bikes Can Never Replace Cars

In the new documentary Bikes vs Cars, the answer to cities’ problems is to replace all cars with bicycles. This is a ludicrous idea.<p>Cities are …

São Paulo

A Brief History of the Balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The turkey’s bathing in brine, the relatives are preparing their political arguments and the children are parked in front of the television, watching …

Pop Culture

The Best And Worst Thanksgiving Foods To Share With Your Dog

'Tis the season for giving, so naturally you'll want to share with your best bud, who happens to have four legs. There are tons of Thanksgiving treats that are safe for dogs to eat, but others should be kept far away from that imposing snout, no matter how dreamy your pooches puppy dog eyes may …

Pets

How A Small-Time Drug Dealer Rescued Dozens During Katrina

To the cops, Jabbar Gibson was just a low-level drug pusher. But to the residents of a New Orleans public housing complex, he’s the man who rescued them from Hurricane Katrina when no one else would.<p><b>NEW ORLEANS —</b> As Hurricane Katrina barreled toward the coast, small-time drug dealer Jabbar Gibson …

The best 10 pizza places in the U.S., according to TripAdvisor

It's hot, delicious and cheesy. It brings people together. Americans have adopted the Italian delicacy as their own.<p>You might have your favorite …

How Chris Froome Won the Tour de France

The decisions that won Team Sky the race were made after months of analysis and several reconnaissance trips to the mountains of France<p>Paris<p>The decision that won Chris Froome the Tour de France on Sunday was made weeks before he ever clipped into his race bike. After months of analysis and several …

Road Cycling