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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."

Products made with a component of marijuana that doesn’t get you high are surging in popularity

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is thought to be responsible for many of marijuana's therapeutic effects, from reducing pain to soothing anxiety.

A simple, inexpensive piece of tech is upending the burgeoning marijuana industry

The vape business is growing rapidly when it comes to cannabis consumption, and it's largely driven by inexpensive, disposable cannabis oil cartridges.

What marijuana does to your body and brain

When weed's active ingredient, THC, hits the brain, it causes brain cells to release the feel-good chemical dopamine.

A scientist leading the largest marijuana study in history says it’s ‘5x stronger’ than in 1980 — but there’s a catch

Christian Hopfer, is a lead researcher on a forthcoming $5.5-million study of cannabis in twins — the largest and most long-term study of its kind in history.

What marijuana does to your body and brain

Most of THC's effects take place in the brain, where it interacts with receptors on brain cells called cannabinoid receptors.

What marijuana does to your body and brain

When weed's active ingredient, THC, hits the brain, it causes brain cells to release the feel-good chemical dopamine.