High Times Presents: The U.S. Cannabis Cup

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The Anatomy of a Trichome

Trichomes, those little tiny crystal-like hairs that cover the buds, hold all the good stuff. The different methods of hashmaking focus on isolating these sticky little parts of the cannabis plant because they house the majority of its resin.

Top Draft Prospect Admits He Tested Positive for Marijuana at NFL Combine

Nebraska football star Randy Gregory announced on Wednesday that he tested positive for pot at the NFL scouting combine in February. The defensive end is a potential top-10 draft pick, but the positive test could change all of that.

Shatter Vs. Wax: What's the Difference?

While the potency of wax and shatter is similar, the physical difference between the two has remained a mystery... until now.

Grow Hack: How to Use a UV Lamp to Increase THC

Cannabis researchers in Maryland exposed pot plants to ultraviolet radiation to see what would happen. They found that increasing doses of UVB radiation, a natural part of sunlight, made the plants produce almost 28% more THC in the buds.

Stoner Hack: The Scientific Explanation for Munchies

Research published today in Nature proposes a cellular mechanism by which the munchies work. The author found a strange and seemingly contradictory result: THC stimulates appetite by regulating a group of neurons that normally suppresses appetite. 

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