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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • William Butler Yeats

    Marijuana and Creativity – A Love Story

    “O! For a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.” William Shakespeare (1564-1616) In a good relationship, a loving partner can inspire you and help your creative output…

  • Peter Tosh

    Marijuana and The Slowdown of Time Perception

    “Oh! Do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch.”             Jane Austen, Mansfield Park, English novelist…

  • Marijuana, Pattern Recognition, and What it Means to be ‘High’

    “To understand is to perceive patterns.” Isaiah Berlin, philosopher, 1909-1997 “As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge.” Henry van Dyke,…

  • Vipers, Muggles, and The Evolution of Jazz

    “I’m the king of everything Got to get high before I sing Sky is high, everybody’s high If you’re a viper…” ‘Viper’s Drag’ (1934), by Fats Waller   Without doubt the history…