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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Marijuana and The Power of Imagination

    „Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.“ Albert Einstein   The Underestimated Value of Imagination When we think about our capacity for imagination, we often think…

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    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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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,…

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  • 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…

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  • Marijuana Insights: Myth or Reality?

    Countless users of marijuana have claimed that marijuana can act as a catalyst to obtain real insights. Are these reports just exaggerations of users justifying their smoking habit? Or is it true…

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  • Marijuana, Introspection, and Personal Growth

    “Once again the powers of the herb open up the mind. Seek deep inside. Tell me what you find.“ Cypress Hill, Temples of Boom III As we mature, we have experiences and…

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  • Cannabis, Mind Enhancements, and Culture

    “(…) for the actual experience of the smoked herb has been completely clouded by a fog of dirty language by the diminishing crowd of fakers who have not had the experience and…

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