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Broccoli (left) and cannabis

Facebook used pictures of weed and broccoli to showcase the breakneck speed of its AI in spotting harmful content

Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer said AI is more accurate and faster than humans at making the distinction.
Nelson Peltz founding partner of Trade Fund Management LP. speak at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach, California October 25, 2016.

Billionaire Nelson Peltz is getting into the cannabis business

The billionaire Nelson Peltz is joining Aurora Cannabis as a strategic adviser, sending shares up 8.5% early Wednesday.

Cannabis-infused beauty products are going to grab a piece of a $167 billion market

Beauty products infused with cannabidiol (CBD) are going to grab 15% of the $167 billion skincare market in a decade, Jefferies says.
Regulators at the FDA will hold a meeting in April on CBD.

Regulators are gearing up to decide how to handle the $1 billion CBD industry, whose lotions and cookies currently exist in a legal haze

At a congressional hearing this week, regulators said they planned to discuss their approach to policing the $1 billion CBD industry in April.

Cannabis producer Canopy Growth jumps after saying it’s teaming up with Martha Stewart

Canopy Growth and Martha Stewart are joining forces to develop CBD products, sending Canopy shares up more than 3%.
To use Hound Labs' device, someone blows into it for roughly a minute. Then, the device returns a positive or negative result for the presence of THC.

This ER doctor is about to launch the first marijuana breathalyzer, and it could completely upend how we do drug testing

Hound Labs is gearing up to launch the world's first marijuana breathalyzer, which could help police figure out whether people are driving while high.
Scientists at he University of California at Berkeley created cannabis compounds in a lab for the first time.

Scientists just made marijuana compounds in a lab for the first time, and it could open the door to new treatments for devastating diseases

A team of UC Berkeley researchers made cannabis compounds THC and CBD in a lab using an approach known as synthetic biology. They've already licensed the technology to a startup called Demetrix.
Researchers believe THC stimulates a feeding hormone that increases a person's senses of smell and taste.

It’s not all in your head — there’s a scientific reason why marijuana causes the munchies

Marijuana can cause an increased sense of appetite commonly referred to as "the munchies." Here's why that happens.
Many cannabis products on the market are not safe for pets.

Cannabis could help pets with seizures or pain, research suggests. Here’s what to know before trying it.

Researchers are studying the ways in which cannabis products like CBD could benefit pets who have seizures or chronic pain.
Sen. Kamala Harris participates in an interview and question-and-answer session with leaders from historically black colleges and universities during a Thurgood Marshall College Fund event in Washington, DC, on February 7.

Kamala Harris’ father said she disgraced her Jamaican family by using a ‘fraudulent stereotype’ to joke about smoking weed

Sen. Kamala Harris, when asked whether she had smoked weed, had said jokingly, "Half my family's from Jamaica — are you kidding me?"