Baudelaire, Ramachandran, and Colors Containing Music

The French writer Charles Baudelaire

Charles Baudelaire and the Club des Hashashins

The „Club des Hashashins“ was founded in 1844 in Paris, only four decades after the Napoleon’s troops had retreated from their catastrophically failed occupation of Egypt, bringing hashish as their new discovery with them. Napoleon’s troops had first encountered the use of hashish through local muslim dealers, and kept consuming it during the occupation despite the harsh prohibitionist orders imposed by the French government. In a few decades, the use of hashish for recreational as well as medicinal purposes had found its way deep into the societies of France and other European countries.

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Marijuana, Surfing, and How To Ride A High

Imagine yourself in the early nineteen sixties visiting Hawaii for the first time. Walking over the beach you meet a funky guy who shows you an oddly shaped wooden board and tells you to go out and ride the waves. You have heard stories about that thing called “surfing” before. This might actually be fun! Five minutes later, a 9 foot high wave throws you on the shore. You try again, but after you have been thrown back on the beach for the third time you look at your skin rashes and begin to wonder what this is all about.

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Introduction to “High. The Mind-Altering Potential of Marijuana”

Marijuana, Taboos, and Logic

When I became interested in the marijuana high almost 15 years ago I knew I was dealing with a taboo subject. I was not aware, however, of the full negative force of this cultural taboo for so many people when it comes to simple reasoning. Obviously, even liberal, intelligent, and highly educated people stop thinking logically when it comes to the discussion of the topic of marijuana – especially when it comes to the aspect of its positive mind-altering potential.

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Vaporizer Highs

What characterizes a vaporizer high? How much of a difference is there between a vaporizer high and the high from a joint or bong? How different are various vaporizers on the market as to the high they produce? How much does the temperature setting on a vaporizer matter to the quality and character of a cannabis high?

A Clearer High

There are many discussions about these and other questions concerning the vaporizer high. After reading various online threads from a number of cannabis websites I would conclude that there is at least one thing almost everybody vaporizer user agrees on: the vaporizer high is much ‘clearer’ than the high coming from burnt cannabis smoked either from a bong, pipe, or from a joint.

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