EP 137: The Positive Potential of Marijuana and CBD with Sebastián Marincolo PhD

“The legalisation of marijuana is not a dangerous experiment – the prohibition is the experiment, and it has failed dramatically, with millions of victims all around the world.” ― Sebastián Marincolo

The work today’s guests is based on a vast body of knowledge and represents a new methodology for researching the potential of the marijuana high. It is informed by the philosophy of mind, the cognitive sciences, psychology, chemistry, neurobiology and a systematic analysis of hundreds of anecdotal reports. It blends hard science with the warmth of human experience and a deep appreciation for the complexity of human consciousness.

While medical cannabis is capturing most of the attention at the moment, the vast majority of users – an estimated 85% – are interested in the high; first and foremost.

Our guest wants to know how the high can spur creative thinking, deepen empathic understanding, help with many illnesses, enhance the ways we pay attention, or bring hidden memories to the fore. Cannabis has always been able to do some of these things, Rather than dwelling on the supposed dangers of cannabis – none of which have ever been proven – he’s asking a far more intriguing question: How can we use it to enhance our existence?

Prohibition prevents independent, expert information on cannabis biology, strains, genetics and growing from entering the mainstream media. Furthermore, many users have even been actively misled by criminal dealers who take advantage of prohibition and the lack of knowledge on the side of consumers to sell them cheaply produced, low-grade marijuana – sometimes laced and weighted with dangerous substances – under the name of superior strains.

It is for these reasons we welcome today’s guest: philosopher, consciousness researcher, creative director, photographer and author of “High – insights on Marijuana” and “What Hashish Did To Walter Benjamin” Sebastian Marincolo PhD.

We talk:

  • The Science behind Marijuana and CBD
  • The Endocannabinoid System
  • CBD
  • Prohibition
  • Legalisation
  • The impact on health
  • Autism
  • Empathy
  • Creativity
  • Imagination
  • Hyperfocus
  • Memory Retrieval
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Focused Attention
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinsons
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • How to get high properly,
  • Vaping vs smoking and much more

More about Sebastian here: http://www.sebastianmarincolo.de/