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A startup with ties to Bayer has inked a $122 million deal to make lab-grown marijuana — and it’s eyeing the pharma industry
Boston-based startup Ginkgo Bioworks will use Cronos' labs to produce synthetic marijuana compounds, many of which "have the potential to be valuable in a range of pharmaceutical applications."
Silicon Valley e-cig startup Juul ‘threw a really great party’ to launch its devices, which experts say deliberately targeted youth
Public-health advocates and researchers are warning about the surging popularity of an e-cig called the Juul. One nonprofit group alleges that Juul Labs, the $15 billion startup behind the device, appealed to youth using a social media campaign. Juul's co-founder is headlining a big event tomorrow.
Stanford researchers are figuring out how ketamine fights depression — and why the drug has been called ‘the most important discovery in h...
A new Stanford study is the first to illuminate how ketamine works in the brain to alleviate depression. The research suggests that the drug engages the opioid system — the same one that's activated by opioid painkillers — in addition to affecting the glutamate system.
We took a scientific look at whether weed or alcohol is worse for you — and there appears to be a winner
When comparing weed and alcohol, there are lots of factors to consider, including effects on your heart, brain, and behavior. Overall, alcohol seems to be worse for you.
There’s a sea change coming for the $1 billion marijuana-based industry you’ve never heard of — here are the latest products it̵...
A small but blossoming corner of the marijuana industry is set for a boom. The roughly $1 billion CBD industry is already shifting into high gear, with retailers selling everything from CBD teas and beer alternatives to CBD dog treats and coffee.
A Silicon Valley pharmacy delivery startup just became the first to offer an at-home lab test for a popular HIV-preventing medication
Nurx, a Silicon Valley prescription drug delivery startup that once solely dispensed birth control, is launching a new service that allows patients who want HIV-prevention drug Truvada to do all the required testing at home.
The drug maker behind the first FDA-approved medication derived from marijuana has revealed how much it’ll cost
On a call with investors this week, GW Pharmaceuticals revealed the price of Epidiolex, its newly-approved, marijuana-based drug for rare forms of epilepsy.
A judge has ordered the Trump administration to stop giving detained migrant children mind-altering drugs. Here’s what they do.
A federal judge found US government officials in violation of child welfare laws for putting detained migrant children on mind-altering drugs without a guardian's consent. The drugs are used to treat mood disorders, but can cause symptoms of those disorders as well, such as anxiety.
China is so desperate to win its war on drugs, it’s started analyzing people’s sewage for contaminated pee
China is so desperate to crack down on drug users and dealers that it has started looking through people's sewage for traces of drugs. But does a person's waste belong to them, or to the Chinese Communist Party?
The wildly popular e-cig startup Juul is valued at $15 billion, but it faces a growing backlash of lawsuits and investigations
For a slim device that looks like a USB stick, the Juul e-cig packs a powerful punch. But despite its surging popularity, Juul Labs — which was recently valued at $15 billion — faces a growing backlash. Most of the issues center on concerns about teens.