Have you ever resorted to lighting up a joint in order to gain some much needed inspiration for your latest essay assignment on a novel that half of the class inevitably never actually read more than the title of? Luckily, you are not alone. There is new scientific evidence that supports the long-held theory that cannabis ignites creativity in the human brain. The key to releasing creative energy and inspiration in the brain is actually the exact opposite of what most of us do simply by second nature. You know what I’m talking about, we escape outside distractions and then think as hard as we possibly can in hopes of willing the next million dollar idea to come about.
The problem with this method of striving for originality is that it fatigues the brain and prevents it from being capable of finding connections between unrelated topics, such as coming up with the perfect rhyme for an odd word or finding a deep symbolic meaning behind the color red. The absolute best way to reach a creative state surprisingly is to not to try at all. That’s right, you heard me. The greatest secret that all artists and musicians share is that they don’t chase their good ideas, they sit down, take a hit, and wait for the ideas to come to them.
“That’s interesting information and all… but how exactly does this relate to cannabis?” you may be wondering. The answer to this question is actually quite simple. Cannabis has been one of the most popular and effective methods of reaching relaxation and expanding the mind for decades. It gives you the ability to temporarily break free from ordinary ways of thinking, thereby increasing the potential for new and exciting ideas to emerge. Classic works of art, including half of Stephen King’s novels, nearly every Beatles song in existence, and possibly even Shakespeare’s plays (no really, traces of cannabis were found in his home), may not have ever come to be if it hadn’t been for a lovely girl by the name of Mary Jane.
The use of cannabis as a creative stimulant is a personal decision that can only be made by the user, and while smoking your way to a brilliant new masterpiece is never guaranteed, some may find that it’s just what they need to get the right half of their brain going. Many celebrities have admitted to the use of marijuana and attribute smoking to having a significant positive influence on their artistic and creative abilities. The old, outdated belief about cannabis that it only makes you lazy and unproductive, as it turns out, could not have been more wrong.