As a psychoactive substance, cannabis has various cognitive effects at the point of use, which generally fade within a few hours. With heavy, long-term use, more permanent cognitive effects may result, although the consensus on this within the scientific community is shaky.
Countless users of cannabis have profited from a cannabis high. Charles Baudelaire, William Butler Yeats, Walter Benjamin, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Diego Rivera, The Beatles, Bob Marley, Carl Sagan, and many others used cannabis to change their perception, to gain deep insights, to create, write, compose, and perform.
During a ‘Weed & Greet’ in the Netherlands organized by Futurola and RollingStoned, Sensi Seeds interviewed world-famous comedian, actor, writer, director, musician, and dedicated cannabis spokesperson Tommy Chong!
There are creative people out there that use cannabis, and there are those that don’t. Today, we have collected 10 quotes of musicians, authors, entrepreneurs and philosophers that value cannabis for its creativity producing or rather creativity enhancing properties. Take a look for yourself.
In the previous episode of SensiBilisation Tommy Chong discussed his friend Marc Emery, who like him, originates from Canada, and like him, fights for cannabis normalization. Both also went to jail as a result of their activism. In this new episode however, the world-famous comedian, writer, director, musician, and dedicated cannabis spokesperson questions whether or not it is wise to fight the system.
In this new episode of SensiBilisation, Tommy Chong, the world-famous comedian, writer, director, musician, and dedicated cannabis spokesperson discusses Marc Emery. Both are from Canada, both battle for cannabis normalization, both went to jail as a result of their activism and last but not least, both have great respect for each other, thus they have fast become friends.
In today’s “Your opinion” we collected different quotes in regards to medicinal cannabis for kids, which is becoming more accepted throughout the USA and is even starting to be looked at seriously in Europe. Certain subjects though remain extremely controversial such as the use of cannabis and its extracts on children. Below, we have gathered opinions from different platforms, and we’d like to invite you to share your point of view with us.
Sadly, Sagan died in 1996, too early to witness the revolutionary discovery of the endocannabinoid system. Since then, we have learned about the amazing range of its physiological and cognitive functions. So, can we actually find evidence for or against Sagan’s hypothesis for instance looking at the distribution of endocannabinoid recepors?
In 1971, Harvard Prof. Lester Grinspoon published his milestone book „Marijuana Reconsidered“, in which he featured an essay “Mr. X” by his best friend, the famous astronomer and science popularizer Carl Sagan. In his essay, Sagan reports that for him, the marijuana high led to various cognitive enhancements, including an enhancement of cognitive abilities like enhanced episodic memory, pattern recognition, creativity, and the ability to produce insights. Sagan’s essay “Mr. X” is still one of the most illuminating accounts on the positive mind-altering potential of the marijuana high.
In the first episode of SensiBilisation featuring Tommy Chong, Tommy compared the world-famous tolerant stance of the Netherlands with the current developments taking place in the United States. In this second part, he delves deeper into the Dutch cannabis policy, of which he has quite a clear picture.
Analysing all the characters and superheroes that have appeared throughout the history of comics is a monumental task that, due to time and space constraints, we won’t be able to take on. However, we can continue to focus on some of the most popular ones to ascertain the relationship they have with both legal and illegal drugs and how they appear, whether openly or covertly, in a large number of stories, reflecting our own historical, social and cultural zeitgeist at the time of their publication.
Since they were first published, comics became a means of expression and a vehicle for ideologies in the United States. As a consequence, the genre became fodder for many detractors among the dominant classes, which considered them a source of destabilisation, disturbance and even anti-patriotism, and it wasn’t long before comics became an object of persecution and a form of socio-political resistance. By analysing some of the most well-known characters from the history of comics and of the drugs that appear in their stories, we see a chronicle of the cultural, social and political zeitgeist of our most recent past, which reflects the progressive prohibitions introduced, basically, by the USA, to restrict or eradicate the supply, demand and consumption of substances known as drugs.
Sensi Seeds interviewed Tommy Chong during a ‘Weed & Greet’ in the Netherlands, presented by Futurola and RollingStoned. Our talk with Tommy clearly demonstrated that his knowledge and dedication to the cannabis plant go far beyond the funny side of it alone. All of this and more will be shared with you in the upcoming episodes of SensiBilisation.
We will soon be interviewing Sensi Seeds founder Ben Dronkers and we want YOU to join in! Do you have a question for him? Or are you craving for stories, behind-the-scenes details, or even to know what Ben’s favorite strain is? Let us know in the comments!
GrassRoots: The Cannabis Revolution is a new feature-length documentary from Director/Producer Dale Beaumont-Smith that addresses one of the biggest and most controversial of issues in our society: cannabis. Have you ever wanted to make a change? Now is your chance to start.
What do people think about parents, especially moms , who enjoy a toke or two? There are those that say cannabis and parenthood don’t mix, and those that say having a joint at night is not any different from enjoying a glass of wine. Please read and make sure to comment.
Since their conception at the end of the 19th century, comics have gone through a continuous evolution. Over the years, the universe of comics has adopted multiple forms: graphic comic strips, children’s stories, social critique, and later on many others such as animation, and the underground comics of the 60s. From Popeye to the superheroes.
As many in the cannabis industry know, counterculture legend Howard Marks is suffering from inoperable bowel cancer. But Howard, also known under his famous alias Mr Nice, is not going to sit down to wait for his end to come. He keeps on celebrating his exceptional journey, and soon you can have a unique look inside this life.
When famous addiction expert Wayne Hall recently presented the findings of a 20 year research project at London’s King’s College, in which he claimed that cannabis is as addictive as heroin, there were only two conclusions to be made: one - Wayne sold his soul a long time ago and two - King’s College can no longer be trusted.