Ian Brown “A Biography of Cannabis” in the Globe and Mail
Cannabis makes it impossible to remember all the details that threaten to drown us, and lets us concentrate on the one after the other, laterally and forgetfully. It impairs us, but in doing so allows us to experience the world not as masters of the entire universe but as liberated goofball bystanders, freed from the world’s and our own blinding compulsions and expectations.
Of course there are relaxation techniques that operate on the body’s innate chemical basis. It happens that “Cannabis does the same thing, just harder and faster.”
And so for day 2168