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Here’s what marijuana actually does to your body and brain

Marijuana's official designation as a Schedule 1 drug means it's pretty tough to study. Here's what we know.

A viral video that appears to show police officers searching a cancer patient’s hospital room for marijuana sparked outrage on social media

Nolan Sousley can be heard on the video telling officers that he only uses cannabis in the form of pills that contain THC oil.
To use Hound Labs' device, someone blows into it for roughly a minute. Then, the device returns a positive or negative result for the presence of THC.

This ER doctor is about to launch the first marijuana breathalyzer, and it could completely upend how we do drug testing

Hound Labs is gearing up to launch the world's first marijuana breathalyzer, which could help police figure out whether people are driving while high.
Scientists at he University of California at Berkeley created cannabis compounds in a lab for the first time.

Scientists just made marijuana compounds in a lab for the first time, and it could open the door to new treatments for devastating diseases

A team of UC Berkeley researchers made cannabis compounds THC and CBD in a lab using an approach known as synthetic biology. They've already licensed the technology to a startup called Demetrix.
Cannabis legalization has a lot of support, but it can also cause problems.

A man’s heart attack may have been triggered by a cannabis lollipop that was 12 times stronger than a typical joint

The amount of THC — the chemical that makes you high — put a strain on his body, and he experienced hallucinations and chest pains.
Now that Congress has passed the Farm Bill, legislation that could allow the legal growing of hemp, understanding the nuances of cannabis products is more important than ever.

A new law legalizes a key source of CBD, which is showing up in everything from lip balms to lotions. Here’s how it differs from marijuana-linke...

CBD and THC are both cannabinoids, or chemical compounds derived from the cannabis plant. Their uses and effects on the body, vary widely.

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.