This week for BuzzFeed News, Amanda Chicago Lewis discovers the pitfalls of medical marijuana. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
The Dark Side of Medical Marijuana's Miracle Elixir — BuzzFeed News
Certain compounds in cannabis have serious medical potential for everyone from cancer patients to children suffering from seizures. But patients and parents have no way to distinguish the snake oil salesmen from the trustworthy companies. Read it at BuzzFeed News.
Jazz Jennings Is Finding Her Voice — BuzzFeed News
Amanda Shapiro profiles Jazz Jennings who, at 6 years old, became one of the first openly transgender children ever to appear on television. Eight years later, she boasts a children’s book, YouTube fame, and a TLC reality show — but can she balance being the most famous transgender kid in America with just being a kid? Read it at BuzzFeed News.
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Porn has long been a driving force in tech and internet innovation, but the industry now finds itself in unprecedented danger thanks to piracy and free “tube” sites. Charlie Warzel meets some of the pioneers and entrepreneurs who are trying to fight back. Read it at BuzzFeed News.
Illustration by Nicolas Dehghani, colagene.com for BuzzFeed News
The Avenger — The New Yorker
Patrick Radden Keefe chronicles Ken Dornstein's quest to solve the mystery of the Lockerbie bombing, the 1988 terrorist attack that killed his brother. "Having a personal connection to a tragedy is a special qualification—and a kind of mandate—but emotional investment can also be blinding." Read it at The New Yorker.
Photograph by Will Mebane for The New Yorker