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

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
Weed

This Startup Says It's Making Odorless 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
9.12.19
Weed

Silicon Valley Is Spending Millions Trying to Synthesize 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
Autism

There’s a Movement to Legalize Weed Extracts for Kids With Autism

Parents are fighting for the right to use CBD oil for their children's symptoms.
Troy Farah
12.11.18
Motherboard

Cat Tongues Inspire Hairbrush That Could Help Beat Allergies

New research using severed cat tongues could change the way we brush our hair and clean rugs — big news for allergy sufferers.
Troy Farah
11.19.18
Terraform

Pig Guts

After harvesting my 10th hog, replacing my gallbladder and appendix, I had a replacement boar delivered and ate some bacon. Can you believe people used to die?
Troy Farah
9.23.18
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