Ask any creative cannabis user why they started using the plant in the first place, and a good number would probably tell you that it helps broaden their imagination and allows them to view things “outside the box”. After so many years of simply stating these conclusions with little evidence or research, other than the creative works of many an artist who, admittedly, were under the influence of cannabis at the time, we may finally have some scientific insight into why so many people explore their creative frontiers under the influence. It turns out, that this may be related to hyper-priming, something commonly associated with schizophrenia.
The art of glassmaking is an ancient practice that dates back to the Late Bronze Age: anthropologists believe that Ancient Egyptians or Mesopotamians made the first glass vessels around 1500 BCE. On the eastern edge of the Roman Empire, the Phoenicians invented the technique of glassblowing around 500 BCE. Their new technology caught on quickly and spread rapidly across the expansive Empire, where each new culture it encountered developed glassblowing further. The Franks created glass molds and developed claw decorations, the Bohemians created innovative methods for ornamenting intricate pieces that were as much form as function. Renaissance Europe witnessed the revitalization of the glass industry in Italy, where Venetian artisans became world-famous for their beautiful, colorful Murano glass.
Does medicating with cannabis impact your music listening experience? I decided to find out by listening to the album "Surf" by Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment once while sober & then another time after medicating with cannabis!
Louis Armstrong, a musician well known for his beautiful contributions to the Jazz world with pieces like “What a Wonderful World”, “La Vie En Rose”, “When You Wish Upon A Star” and many many more was, like many of us in the cannabis community, a regular user. Could cannabis be held accountable for all of his awesome contributions? I’m gonna go with doubtful, although I must say smoking a good sativa will open up some creative areas of my mind. Armstrong was known by many to indulge in a little reefer before performances and recording sessions referring to it as “Gage”, a popular slang word in the 1920’s.
Creating music is as diverse and colorful as picking a way to medicate with cannabis--the options are virtually endless! Here at The Higher Path, we want to take your music to the next level. We have the boost you're looking for, depending on what type of vibe you want when you're creating.
The Beatles were influential to so many people and inspired a new age of art and creativity. We've all heard about their willingness to experiment with different spiritual exercises involving substances that influenced them creatively and cannabis is on that long list. Oddly enough, Bob Dylan introduced The Beatles to cannabis in their New York band suite while hanging out waiting for Bob’s order of “some cheap wine”. Bob assumed they used cannabis frequently due to his misinterpretation of the lyric “I can't hide” for “I get high”.
Whether it is Indica, Sativa or Hybrid, there are over 100 strains out there that can ignite that creative spark inside of you. But what exactly makes a strain “creative”? Well, it all has to do with a word you have probably heard before--terpenes!