For years we’ve been told that pot smokers are lazy and unambitious and unsuccessful. These might just have been words that your parents used to dissuade you from using weed. That tactic might have kept you away from using pot… up until now.
Now that marijuana is finally legal in Canada, perhaps it’s time to take a closer look at the effects cannabis has on your mind, the way you think, and your creativity. As outlined here in this graphic guide, some very successful and creative moguls smoke marijuana. They admit to using cannabis not only to relax, but to enhance their thinking. Can weed make you more creative and help you think outside of the box? According to some very high profile names on the list below… the answer is yes.
Cannabis users say that when they’re high, their thoughts become free and they begin to make connections in unique ways. Some people say that after smoking pot, they can come up with creative solutions to problems – without any effort at all. In some cases, people have used cannabis to brainstorm abstract ideas to solve a particular problem, knowing that the effect of weed on their mind will bring them creative answers.
Numerous studies have been done on how our minds work when we use marijuana and there’s now a term for what happens when our brain meets cannabis: hyper-priming. Priming has been studied for years in psychology and now in the use of cannabis. When hyper-priming happens, one concept or thought quickly leads to other related concepts. Ideas that are far-fetched find a link to other unrelated ideas. This can lead to a series of thoughts that encourage and incite creativity.
Further studies indicate that people who are highly creative have more brain activity in their frontal lobe. And weed stimulates this area of the brain, which can boost creative thoughts and ideas and make our brain move faster between a multitude of connected thoughts.
It’s not just the moguls on this list who smoke marijuana and advocate it to trigger their creative side. Musicians, painters, engineers, writers, and graphic designers admit to using pot to get into the right mindset to be creatively productive. Many of them set time aside to get into their creative zone – this is the time when artistic and imaginative passions come out of hiding.
No doubt more people will be curious about how they’ll react when they make their first weed purchase. Gone are the days when you had to find someone who knew someone who had some pot to sell. Canadian legalization makes weed accessible to everyone. And with the huge number of strains of cannabis, and the wide variety of cannabis products such as edibles and CBD oil, there’s no limit to the ways that pot can stimulate your creativity.
Even if you’re working in a job that’s not all creative, using marijuana can help you think in ways you haven’t before. Need more convincing? Marijuana Doctors put together this list of moguls who smoke marijuana – and what cannabis does for them.