What cannabis actually does to your brain

Archaeologists recently found a 2,700-year-old pot stash, so we know humans have been smoking weed for thousands of years. But it was only about 20 years ago that neuroscientists began to understand how it affects our brains. More »

The scientific breakthrough that will turn cannabis into the new aspirin

Yesterday scientists announced that they'd discovered a way to harness the painkilling powers of the active ingredient in marijuana, THC, while eliminating the high. What this means is that a special, non-hallucinatory version of THC could become the new aspirin. More »

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The Most Righteous Science Fiction and Fantasy Bongs

Speculative fiction ignites a spark of the imagination and blazes a trail of exploration throughout the cosmos. So it's only natural for us to pay tribute to the greatest science fiction and fantasy-themed bongs. More »

The Best Scifi Movies to Watch While Stoned Into Orbit

Today is 4/20 and it's time to celebrate by contemplating the wonders of outer and inner space. Here's what to watch today at 4:20 in order to blow your mind. More »

When you need to get stoned and watch TV — try these shows

When you're watching scifi TV, every day is 4/20. We have the ultimate list of stoner-friendly TV. Pack a bowl and tune in! More »

World's Oldest Pot Stash Offered an Afterlife High

When archeologists opened the tomb of a Gushi shaman in northwest China, they found his stash. The 2,700 year-old corpse had been buried with just under a kilo of marijuana, the oldest known use of cannabis for purposes other than food or clothing. And researchers believe that he was entombed with the plant so he could enjoy its psychoactive properties in the afterlife. More »

10 science fiction and fantasy characters who were stoners

Today is April 20, a day better known as International Planetarium Laser Show and Ding Dong Appreciation Day. In honor of this momentous celebration, we bring you a bevy of fantastical characters from speculative fiction who probably smell like patchouli. More »

An Early Contender for Worst Movie of the Year

We have no idea what's going to be the best movie of the year, but we have a pretty good notion what'll be the worst. Evil Bong 3-D: The Wrath of Bong is looking like this year's Troll 2. Spoilers... More »

Ziggy Marley explains his new superhero, Marijuanaman!

At Wondercon, we had glimmers of hope for the Green Lantern movie - but there was another green superhero being unveiled. We were lucky enough to spend some time chatting with Ziggy Marley about his new superhero, Marijuanaman. More »

Sinus Infection? Try Marijuana!

Good news and bad news, pot smokers. Marijuana contains highly-effective antibiotics that could be the key to stopping antibiotic-resistant bacteria. But unfortunately if you smoke the stuff, you become more vulnerable to infection - probably due to smoke damage in your lungs. More »

Zombie Stoners Blaze Up And Hit The Road

Finally, a movie that shows the apocalypse from the zombie point of view! Indie flick Deadheads follows a guy who wakes up a member of the dead-walking club, and tries to piece his life back together with his zombie buddy and a bag o' weed. This movie could go one way or the other in my book, but we've collected a gallery of stills and the zombie makeup is pretty gruesome, in an awesome way. More »