Weed—likewise called marijuana, herb, pot, grass, bud, ganja, Mary Jane, and countless slang terms—is a greenish-dim blend of the dried blossoms of –.
Weed users are most likely to have creative personality traits, a new study suggests. However this does not mean that marijuana makes people more creative.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Smoking Weed
Many people who are curious about smoking pot, or who have family members or friends who use the drug, wonder, “What does it feel like to be high?” Although the experience is different for everyone. So this is what happens when you smoke weed(based on numerous experiences shared by friends, strangers and people over the internet):
Everything becomes funnier
According to an Anonymous Quora user, even the dumb stuff your mates say will be hilarious on a level you’ve never experienced.
Everything becomes interesting
The same user also quoted:
I’ve had a friend describe to me his grandmother’s Spaghetti sauce recipe in painstaking detail. When you’d normally want to tell him to get to the point, I was so engrossed in it, it was the most interesting thing possible. Mentally, I was transported to a kitchen, watching every process as it was undertaken. I could smell the onions being diced, the garlic being crushed. And at that time I wanted more than anything else to be there with his grandmother watching this culinary masterpiece unfold.
So, definitely you get transported to the scene, and your visualisation power increases tremendously.
The Physical energy
My legs get so much energy that it becomes less of an absent-minded distraction and more of an unrelenting compulsion, to the point where I struggle to stop without forcing all my focus onto it. This is generally at the peak of the high- for me about 20 minutes in, and will stop within 5–10 minutes. I should add that I’m almost always sitting down during the high, but sometimes I feel the need to get up and walk around to release some of the energy.
You experience this strange compulsion to eat. It’s not like you’re hungry per se, more that eating just makes you feel more content. I ate a whole 12″ pizza, fries, 3′ baguette, 5 donuts, chips, large cucumber, and could have happily kept going. I could comfortably eat a day’s worth of food in one sitting.
Improved senses and creativity
Pretty much all of my senses become heightened – however, not all at the same time. I find that the sense you’re using the most improves, but at the expense of all the others. The background sounds fall away when I’m trying to look at something, almost like they fade out of existence. The same applies to sound; if I intently listen to something, my vision glazes over to such an extent that I’m still seeing, but not really internalising anything that’s actually going on. I love this because you effectively get to choose which you want to experience, and can therefore experience something like never before. It feels like I can see further and more clearly in the dark, as well as a heightened awareness of peripheral vision. Or I can listen to a song (generally metal) and pick out each instrument like it’s twice as loud as everything else.
Your perception of noises becomes much stronger. Simple things like snapping twigs can feel really loud.Listening to music becomes extra euphoric. I played a song I’ve listened to over 2,000 times, and it almost felt like I was hearing it ‘properly’ for the first time.
Aparna Veer, another Quora user quoted:
I sat cross legged on the floor in meditation for 2 hours (with a completely erect spine) and it felt great! Meditation has never been that awesome under normal conditions. I was meditating on some Sanskrit mantras and it felt awesome! (Now I know why Lord Shiva loves Cannabis so much!)
One Anonymous Quora user quoted:
I also started remembering of all the instances in movies, TV series etc. wherever I have heard and seen a person. Every dot seem to get connected now. Don’t know how but my brain had searched all the instances of weed or marijuana or in my native language– ganja. The weed had acted like a ctrl+f for my brain. I started thinking about some very old memories also and could relate the effect with it.
Be that as it may, but can using cannabis help with creativity?
An examination was directed on 412 cannabis clients and 309 non-clients by researchers from Washington State University.Just calm client were evaluated rather then individuals who were intensely high on cannabis.All members went under a progression of mental test.
The individuals who smoke cannabis self-revealed more elevated amounts of imaginative innovativeness than non-clients, anyway they didn’t seem to have delivered more inventive works or accomplishments.The investigation likewise uncovered that cannabis clients will probably be outgoing and more open to new encounters. And cannabis users performed better in convergent thinking tests, this meaning they have a higher ability to solve problems by bringing together various ideas to find a single optimum solution.
Some major points from the study include:
- Cannabis users were more likely to be extroverted and open to new experiences.
- Cannabis users reported high level of artistic creativity , but not a higher amount of creative achievements and completed works.
- Cannabis users outperformed on convergent thinking test.
At the point when the researchers incorporated the identity characteristics into the information, they understood that these qualities all alone could decide if a man is more open to utilizing pot, and also drive a propensity to be more innovative.
Cannabis users might be more inventive than non-users,” LaFrance says, “yet this isn’t on the grounds that utilizing cannabis has expanded their inventiveness.” She proceeds to clarify that the reality cannabis users “are more open to understanding than non-users, and this receptiveness to encounter is related with both cannabis utilize, and uplifted innovativeness.”
“So, cannabis use does not increase creativity, but certain personality traits tend to increase the likelihood that one will use cannabis, and that they will also be more creative.”