Troy Farah

Troy Farah is an independent journalist and photographer from the Southwest with a focus on drug policy, science, and insects. His reporting has appeared in Smithsonian, Undark, Discover, The Outline, and others. He is a co-host of the drug-themed podcast Narcotica (narcocast.com) and his website is troyfarah.com 

psychedelics

It’s Official: DMT Makes You Believe in God

More than half of users of the “spirit molecule” told researchers they had started to believe in a higher power.
Troy Farah
5.20.20
crime

Prescribed Ketamine Turned These Men Violent, Allege Lawsuits

One set himself on fire, the other had a fight with the cops. But experts say ketamine is an unlikely culprit.
Troy Farah
5.13.20
Harm Reduction

What Happens When You Add Other Drugs To Your LSD Trip?

Despite being relatively non-toxic, LSD is powerful and mixing it with other drugs can be a risky ride.
Troy Farah
4.29.20
LSD

This Is What Happens When You Take 550 Doses of LSD At Once

Accidental LSD overdoses are not fun. But for some, they can have a bizarrely beneficial effect.
Troy Farah
2.21.20
Tech news

Weed and AI Can Help Us Find New Ways to Get Stoned

There's a lot more going on in cannabis than THC and CBD, and AI is helping us identify new compounds that could be used therapeutically or to catch a different buzz.
Troy Farah
2.13.20
MDMA

The FDA Just Expanded Access to MDMA as a Therapy for PTSD

Under the FDA’s Expanded Access program, more folks can legally get access to medical-grade MDMA for psychotherapy.
Troy Farah
1.21.20
Weed

Scientists Discover Two New Cannabinoids

THCP and CBDP demonstrate how much more we have to learn from studying marijuana.
Troy Farah
1.6.20
Space

A Company Is Sending Cannabis and Coffee to Space to See if They Mutate

Front Range Biosciences is flying hemp and coffee aboard a SpaceX mission in March.
Troy Farah
12.10.19
vaping

Big Tobacco Will Take Advantage of the Mysterious Vaping Illness

Altria has already used the vape lung panic to install one of its executives as the CEO of Juul.
Troy Farah
9.25.19
vaping

Researchers Find Unexpected White Blood Cells in Patients With Mysterious Vaping Illness

New studies show that a rare type of macrophage is tied to several patients who have come down with the mysterious illness.
Troy Farah
9.12.19
Art

This Toy Assault Rifle for Toddlers Is a Twisted Take on Playtime

Start 'em young, folks!
Troy Farah
5.10.18
Thump

The Psychedelic Tale of Terence McKenna's Forgotten Music About DMT

In collaboration with the synth explorers Zuvuya, the "Timothy Leary of the 90s" made two albums nearly as hallucinatory as the psychedelic substance that drove his work.
Troy Farah
2.16.18
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