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 

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
Tech

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
Harm Reduction

Does Smoking Heroin Really Cause Brain Damage?

Recent reports that smoking heroin (and an associated risk of brain damage) is increasing among young people aren't looking at the full picture.
Troy Farah
8.10.18
Drugs

This Bill Could Give Jeff Sessions the Power to Ban Kratom

The Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act (SITSA) would give the Attorney General unilateral power to ban drugs for up to five years.
Troy Farah
6.27.18
Smoking

CBD Could Help People Smoke Fewer Cigarettes

A small but growing body of research suggests that a compound in marijuana may help people find cigarettes less appealing.
Troy Farah
6.13.18
Art

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

Start 'em young, folks!
Troy Farah
5.9.18
Science

Experts Are Concerned that Kratom Will Become the Next Marijuana

The FDA's moves to ban kratom have already slowed research into its potential as a painkiller.
Troy Farah
5.1.18
vaping

Teens May Not Know That All JUUL Vapes Contain Addictive Nicotine

That's according to a new survey of young people who said they use the devices.
Troy Farah
4.18.18
pain

People with Chronic Pain Will Protest the CDC’s Crackdown on Opioids

There are rallies planned in almost every state this weekend.
Troy Farah
4.5.18
bots

California Lawmakers Want Twitter Bots Branded With Disclaimers

Two pending laws will change the way Silicon Valley manages non-human social media accounts.
Troy Farah
3.23.18
Smoking

E-Cigarettes Are Dangerous for People Who Don’t Already Smoke

Several recent studies suggest that unless you're using e-cigs as a harm reduction tool to quit smoking, you should stay away from them—especially if you're a teenager.
Troy Farah
3.14.18
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