Category Archives: Science

Marijuana users may have increased sperm counts, Harvard study finds

New research conducted by Harvard researchers could disprove another stoner stereotype. A study published this week in the Human Reproduction medical journal found that male marijuana smokers might actually carry higher sperm counts and concentrations when compared to men who have never used pot. “Our findings were contrary to what we hypothesized at the start […]

Urine from marijuana users can produce electricity, study finds

Cannabis users may be able to light up a room in more ways than initially thought, according to new research. A study published in Biosource Technology Reports found that successfully removing cannabis metabolites from the urine of pot consumers can generate electricity, reports the Marijuana Moment. Turkish scientists conducted experiments using microbial fuel cells (MFC), […]

Surgeon General suggests reclassifying marijuana to expand research

(Courtesy of DPA) America’s top health official believes that current restrictions on cannabis should be reconsidered. Surgeon General Jerome Adams spoke about the federal government’s drug classification system last month at a law enforcement conference at Harvard University, reports CTV News. “We need to look at our health laws, rules and regulations, and that includes […]

Putting THC Testing in Oregon to the Test

In Oregon, cannabis test scores are big part of every recreational purchase, and both wholesale and retail prices are affected by the results. The higher the percentage of THC, the higher the price and, hopefully, the higher the consumer. But what if I told you that the THC-content analysis results of the flower you’re currently […]

Scientists Find Changes in Sperm in Men Who Consume Cannabis

Duke University scientists have discovered that cannabis has the ability to affect genes in both male rodents and human beings. Two pathways were discovered to be altered by the regular consumption of marijuana. One impacted organs’ ability to grow and the other is linked to the body’s ability to fight cancer and tumors. These findings […]

Scientists Are Trying to Breed Cannabis Plants With Consistent Cannabinoid Levels

Agriculture technology companies are competing to develop new strains of cannabis plants that can produce consistent cannabinoid levels and thus offer consumers repeatable, predictable effects. The goal is far from new—and likely ancient. Only now, top plant scientists are working toward it in multi-million dollar labs for massive retail cannabis companies, instead of underground breeders […]

Teen marijuana use not linked to bad behavior, study finds

Smoking weed is not the reason why some teenagers have a bad attitude, new research suggests. A study published this month in the medical journal Addiction found that teen marijuana use does not lead to problems regarding conduct and behavior. “Cannabis use in and of itself does not appear to lead to conduct problems or […]

Blood-sucking sand flies love to eat marijuana, study finds

(photo courtesy Flickr.com/burningimage) As pesky and annoying as sand flies are, they might actually prefer eating weed over sucking blood, according to new scientific research. According to a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, sand flies consumed cannabis more frequently than researchers expected. The study’s lead author, Ibrahim […]

Small tech startup plans to grow cannabis on the International Space Station

(image via flickr.com/nasacommons) Cannabis is about to reach the final frontier, thanks to efforts from a small tech company. Kentucky startup Space Tango has plans to cultivate particular strains of CBD-rich hemp in microgravity micro-laboratories already on board the International Space Station, reports TechCrunch. According to co-founder and chairman Kris Kimel of Space Tango, the […]

DEA reschedules epilepsy drug derived from marijuana

Epidiolex liquid CBD tincture. (Image from GW Pharma) A drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) containing an ingredient found in cannabis will be reclassified for medical use. The Drug Enforcement Administration on Thursday placed the marijuana-derived drug Epidiolex in Schedule V of the Controlled Substances Act, reports CNBC. Epidiolex contains cannabidiol […]