The perception of time, altered by marijuana, and the acute sensitivity to sound caused by THC, is part of the connection between jazz and weed. Cannabis helps some musicians to improvise by increasing confidence and the idea of risk. Jazz artists picked marijuana over alcohol, opting for what they believed would not damage the integrity of their music and creative process. Listening to jazz is also know to mix well with weed. Picking the right strain to smoke while enjoying a particular artist requires a considerable ganjacation. While your sommelier may best pair up your wine and main course, a potent connoisseur makes the connection between good jazz and good strains to smoke while listening to it.
Several years ago, an anthropologist and shaman friend, who lives in Miami Beach, showed me the prize relic of his South American artifact Collection. It was a small bowl, ordinary rust-colored and not too deep in its center. He told me that the bowl was easily two thousand years old, though none of the labs he had used could date it, and that it had served the ancient high priests of the Incas.
Before Clinton extended maximum sentencing, before Reagan announced his policy of zero tolerance, before William Randolph Hearst, DuPont, Herbert Hoover and his cronies gave weed its Spanish name and illegal status to boost their market share, there was the India Hemp Drugs Commission Report. The history of government involvement in chemical research is a story as long as our millennial attention spans are short. But the report written by representatives of the British and Indian governments in 1894 marks one of the strangest and most hilarious examples of straight-laced suits getting groovy to gather government intelligence on narcotics in history.
The introduction of some of the strongest dabs the market's ever seen has caused a rise in the popularity of dabbing alongside vaping. While dabbing and vaping offer healthier alternatives to smoking, they tend to appeal to different aspects of the growing cannabis community. Vaping offers a discreet way of ingesting cannabis using highly concentrated oils.
How do legends begin? For Willie Nelson, the Red Headed Stranger, perhaps it began in Stardust… or within the iconic country culture of Texas. After writing his first song at the age of seven, and joining his first band at age ten, Nelson’s life has always been guided towards purpose, culture, music, advocacy, and change.
Sativa gets you up and going, indica keeps you chill. But who has heard of the third sibling of the marijuana plant? While the cannabis plant has been selected for myriad properties for tens of thousands of years, ruderalis was not identified until 1942 by a Soviet botanist, known to the internet only as Janischewski. The natural scientist was studying cannabis plants along the Volga river valley when he noticed he had found a unique strain of the wild-growing plant.