Spark of Creativity: How Cannabis Lights Up Inspiration

Spark of Creativity: How Cannabis Lights Up Inspiration

Carl Sagan. Frida Kahlo. Bob Marley. Pretty much every hip-hop artist ever. Maybe they’re born with it? Maybe they’re just really high. It’s no secret that some of the most influential artists and brightest thinkers of our time have cited cannabis as a major creative influence. From Silicon Valley to art hubs around the world, cannabis has famously induced out-of-the-box thinking that’s led to many of the technological advancements that make our lives more streamlined and art that makes our lives more exquisite. Kahlo and Diego Rivera are just two of countless artists who painted their canvases with the help of cannabis and Steve Jobs and Sagan both praised the plant’s visionary prowess before they passed away. Moreover, many cannabis consumers say that getting high elevates both their mood and their creativity — and it’s not just a herbin’ myth. Research is scant and inconclusive, but it’s beginning to catch up to what the wakers-and-bakers, starry-eyed stoners and midnight tokers have always known: Cannabis can make you more creative. A 2017 study in the journal Consciousness and Cognition found that sparking up some hippie happiness may lead to connecting seemingly unrelated concepts. It’s the sort of thing stoner movies make fun of, but this kind of “divergent thinking” — wherein the brain unleashes a torrent of original ideas — is actually an essential precursor to creativity. The study further suggests that cannabis may assist in breaking free of ordinary thoughts and associations, leading to the kind of ingenuity that generates…

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