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
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
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
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
healthcare

Why Doesn’t Health Insurance Cover Medical Marijuana?

Twenty-nine states have legalized medical weed, after all.
Troy Farah
3.7.18
The High Life

Weed Seems to Protect Your Liver From the Effects of Hard Drinking

Though it shouldn’t encourage anyone to start slamming shots after taking a dab​.
Troy Farah
2.16.18
The High Life

Why Do Edibles Give You A Different High Than Smoking?

The scientific explanation, plus how to avoid a bad edibles experience.
Troy Farah
2.9.18
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
1.24.18
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