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  • The Zen-Effect of Marijuana

    „When walking, walk. When eating, eat.“ Zen proverb One of the most predominant effects of marijuana is a hyper focusing of attention during the high. Often, this hyper focusing is experienced together…

  • For Lester Grinspoon. Your Light is Here to Stay.

    My dear friend Lester Grinspoon peacefully passed away in the presence of his wife Betsy on June 25th, one day after his 92nd birthday.   I was about to call him on…

  • Henri Michaux and The Flying Carpet: Cannabis Explorations of an Unique Mind

    „Everywhere I go I find that a poet has been there before me.“ Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) He was admired by many of his contemporaries both for his poetry and writing as well…

  • My Cannabis Odyssey: To Vaporize or Not To Vaporize Dr. Grinspoon

    A few years ago, Lester asked me in one of our many Skype conversations about the cannabis high if I ever had the chance to try the cannabis strain Dr. Grinspoon, which…

  • Marijuana, Escapism, and Mind Traveling

    „Is this not the true romantic feeling; not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you.“ Thomas Wolfe We all need to escape from our daily routines once…

  • What a High Can Do For Sex

    “If one wanted to depict the whole thing graphically, every episode, with its climax, would require a three-dimensional, or, rather, no model: every experience is unrepeatable. What makes lovemaking and reading resemble…

  • “War on Drugs” – Quote

    “There has never been a ‘war on drugs’! In our history we can only see an ongoing conflict amongst various drug users – and producers. In ancient Mexico the use of alcohol…

  • Carl Sagan

    Carl Sagan, Cannabis, and The Right Brain Hemisphere

    „What it comes down to is that modern society discriminates against the right hemisphere.“ Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913-1994), neuropsychologist and neurobiologist, known for his revolutionary studies of split brain patients   In…

  • Marijuana and the Enhancement of Episodic Memory

    „A memory is a beautiful thing, it’s almost a desire that you miss.“ Gustave Flaubert, French writer (1821-1880)   Our memory is simply amazing. We can store information about thousands of situations…

  • Norbert Wiener

    Marijuana, Dopes, and Cognitive Enhancements

    When genius mathematician and originator of cybernetics Norbert Wiener moved with his family from Cambridge to Newton, his wife organized the move and let Wiener concentrate on his work as a professor…