Potsmoking intellectuals of the world unite (and take over)

Due in large part to the propaganda efforts of the United States government, and the blind loyalty of the American press, smoking marijuana has long had the stigmata of promoting a life of wasteful laziness and intellectual devolution.  This, perhaps more than the generally worthless prohibition, has created a sort of proverbial closet for the more intellectual members of the Cannabis Enthusiast Community, or users of other government-prohibited substances. To come out as a ‘user’ can lead to the branding of any of your work as simply the product of a ‘drug-addled’ mind, particularly anything that breaks with convention.    Consequently, a surprisingly large percentage of the world’s scientists remain quiet about not only their own personal marijuana use but, more importantly, the fact that it isn’t just useless hippies and college kids that smoke pot. Continue reading