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

Why Do Edibles Give You A Different High Than Smoking?

The scientific explanation, plus how to avoid a bad edibles experience.
Troy Farah
4.23.20
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
2.23.20
Weed

Scientists Discover Two New Cannabinoids

THCP and CBDP demonstrate how much more we have to learn from studying marijuana.
Troy Farah
1.7.20
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
Weed

This Startup Says It's Making Odourless Weed

A Canadian company says it's trying to make weed less dank.
Troy Farah
9.16.19
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
9.13.19
Weed

Silicon Valley Is Spending Millions Trying to Synthesise THC From Yeast

Startups are growing THC, CBD and "unnatural cannabinoids" from yeast. But some scientists say yeast-grown compounds will never compete with the real plant.
Troy Farah
7.19.19
yikes

Smoking One Cigarette a Day Is Way Worse than Experts Thought

There is no such thing as safe smoking whatsoever, this study concludes.
Troy Farah
3.13.19
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
2.19.18
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