Anyone who has ever smoked marijuana will no doubt have noticed the sensation. The tingle in the spine, the bogey in the butt. Listen to music when you are high and it becomes great. No matter the genre or the style, at the very least you will find something funny about the music.
But does this come from a state of mine from the drug? Or are we literally more “connected” to be able to truly enjoy the essence, style and sound of the music more when we have consumed some marijuana?
Throughout history, we’ve found many interesting uses for cannabis and it just so happens that empowering our musical potential appears to be one of them. The problem with understanding why music sounds better, though, is the lack of evidence. So far, we merely have practical evidence – go and try it, see for yourself, and enjoy the sensation.
Lacking the Facts
There is literally no scientific support for the process at present – instead, like a fine verse, we can merely piece together the meaning through what we do know.
For one, we know that cannabis naturally helps to relieve stress and to improve the mood in general. This allows us to have a better time in general – it’s like a mood lifter for the whole room. We tend to be more receptive to the sights and sounds around us, and we tend to enjoy the touch and feel of everything a bit more than we usually would.
Another key part is the fact is that helps us to dream, helping us to carry the music and its connotations to a higher plane of thought. This is very important to grasp and a key reason of why it would appear that marijuana and music are connected – it helps us hear the music better. We hear the intention of the music more than ever, and it makes us more receptive to the wisdom within the words.
We are far less likely to sensor out and ignore feelings and sensations when we are stoned, and instead are more likely to have a thoughtful discussion about a topic that otherwise would just be ignored.
Dropping the Beat
One of the most likely connections, though, is how marijuana helps us understand the passing of time. Short-term memory takes a little holiday when we get high and this can make it easier to sit and feel like you have been appreciating a song for hours. We hear the little twangs from a guitar and bangs from the drum that went over our heads normally.
People cringe when they think of the idea of how music becomes “funky” when we get high – but every stereotype has a reason for existing. It comes from somewhere. The idea that, at the height of the mainstream discovery of marijuana, people would be loving then-modern music isn’t exactly a jump into the dark.
It’s only today, though, as marijuana laws start seeing reductions across the globe, that we might finally find out why. For now, the only way to really understand how music changes when we get high is to, well, get high!
Anyone who has ever smoked marijuana will no doubt have noticed the sensation. The tingle in the spine, the bogey in the butt. Listen to music when you are high and it…
Feb 24, 2017