Does Marijuana Make you More Creative?

People have long debated the merits of marijuana, but society has become at least slightly more tolerant and even accepting of the substance in recent years. While majority scientific opinion holds that the best known cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), has no negative effect on the body, there is still debate over whether or not it actually has any positive effects. Another important cannabinoid, Cannabidiol (CBD) is starting to gain ground in the medical community for its uses in treating certain neurological conditions. (Learn more about the cannabinoids THC and CBD.)

One of the most commonly claimed benefits of cannabis is an increase in creativity, and there is actually quite a bit of evidence to back this up. Most people assume creativity is nothing more than artistic talent, but there is much more to it. Creativity is actually a state of mind. It is the ability to adapt and change the world around you using only imagination, prior experience, and knowledge. In other words, it’s the ability to create something new out of previously existing parts. Creativity isn’t connected directly to intelligence, so it is quite possible to be creative but not highly intelligent and vice-versa.

But how does marijuana play a part? At The Gallery in Pierce County , we have based our entire business on the idea that creativity and cannabis are linked, and our shops contain a vast array of recreational marijuana products right alongside beautiful examples of marijuana art. The Gallery is a distinguished marijuana store with a deep respect for the artistic process, we strongly follow the philosophy that cannabis has a great effect on creativity in the human brain.

THC has an interesting effect on the brain when it is inhaled or ingested. There are numerous cannabinoids in the plant that act in certain locations of the nervous system as if they were natural neurotransmitters. This is because the body produces its own cannabinoids in certain situations, so the reception ports for those transmitters must always be present. They essentially prevent the brain from taking breaks in its thought patterns, which is typically meant to keep thought patterns going in one direction. Cannabis restricts those breaks so thought becomes more free-flowing, hence the enhanced creativity.

Cannabis art reflects the connection between creativity and marijuana. When The Gallery first opened, the idea was to create a retail marijuana shopping experience unlike any other, melding art and weed products in a gallery atmosphere that makes the connection between artistic expression and altered consciousness explicit.

To experience this unique fusion of art and recreational marijuana products and accessories, visit The Gallery at three locations in the Tacoma area.


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