“Cannabis reading” can mean several things: Books about cannabis, its history and its future, the politics of marijuana and drug enforcement, and books that will be fun to read while you’re high. Here are a few of each.
Weed and writing have been homies since the times of Herodotus — where else would the ancient Greeks have gotten all their ideas from? Creatives throughout the ages, Shakespeare to Carl Sagan, have made “new” connections while high.
Cannabis has an almost mystical reputation as a muse for some of the biggest cultural innovators of our time. But as acceptance of the plant grows, more artists are speaking honestly about their sometimes complicated relationship with marijuana. And there’s a small but growing body of research offering insight into the complicated link between cannabis and creativity.