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  • Marijuana, Empathy, and Severe Cases of Autism

    “You can only understand people if you feel them in yourself.” John Steinbeck, writer, 1902-1968   “Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eye for…

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  • 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…

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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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  • 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…

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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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