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10 Reasons Alcohol May Be The Deadliest Drug Of All

As a society, we sure do like a tipple. Government figures estimate nearly 87 percent of Americans will drink alcohol at some point in their …

Alcohol

Meet the brilliant scientist who just got $625K for her work on a vital, overlooked part of the brain

Of its seven fellows working in STEM fields, only one is a woman: neuroscientist Beth Stevens, PhD, who studies how brain cells communicate and how miscommunication can lead to disease.<p>She holds several positions: assistant neurology professor at Harvard Medical School, research associate at Boston …

Neuroscience

Is marijuana a single species?: While you’re searching for the perfect high, scientists go deeper

With its commercialization, cannabis moves into a regulatory environment where its taxonomy matters<p>Is all marijuana from a singles species, <i>cannabis sativa</i>? Or are there three distinct species: <i>cannabis sativa</i>, <i>cannabis indica</i>, and <i>cannabis ruderalis</i>?<p>Weed connoisseurs have long grappled with the issue …

Road fatalities in Colorado have plummeted since marijuana was legalised

Since Colorado voters legalised pot in 2012, prohibition supporters have warned that recreational marijuana will lead to a scourge of “drugged …

Campaign 2016 and the 420: Marijuana Policy and the Coming of Big Weed

Lambert here: Readers, I’m sorry this is a bit late. My Wifi router has been behaving very badly.<p><b>By Lambert Strether of Corrente.</b><p>Is marijuana[1] a …

Morgan Stanley: rich investors wary of legal marijuana

America’s legal cannabis industry will belong to a minority of Americans with a large appetite for risk. The rest of us will watch from the sidelines.<p>That’s the verdict from massive financial firm Morgan Stanley, which released the results of a poll about investing in marijuana.<p>Even if marijuana …

can smoking weed help you lose weight?

a new study says totally sorta kinda<p>What if, like, smoking weed actually helped you <i>lose</i>, weight, right? Wouldn’t that be…I mean…wouldn’t that just <i>be</i>?<p>No, seriously: A new study focusing on obesity in a Canadian Inuit population found that those who regularly smoked marijuana tended to have lower …