Start Rolling Your Blunts: The Best Science Stories to Read When You’re High
Recreational cannabis use is legal in Canada starting today, so here’s some trippy science to celebrate with.
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Science is all about expanding our idea of what’s possible and contemplating the unknown. This is also what getting high is good for, coincidentally, which is why science and cannabis have been best friends ever since Carl Sagan wrote an anonymous essay about smoking pot, and probably longer.
Here at Motherboard, exploring the fringes of knowledge is something that we’ve always done—nothing winds us up more than an explosive discovery, a mind-expanding fact, or an exploration of what we just don’t know.
And so, on this historic day of legalized recreational cannabis use across all of Canada, it’s a good thing you’ve found yourself here. Because friend, we’ve got the good shit to expand your consciousness with while you’re expanding your consciousness (if you know what I mean).
From black holes that eat your past and give you unlimited futures to the theory that our reality is a hologram, here are some of our favourite science stories to sink into a comfy couch with—and preferably with something to munch on, too.
The Overview Effect (fiction)
By now you should be halfway to the astral plane, buoyed by some truly trippy science. If you want to go further, you can check out Motherboard’s feature-length documentary on all of the things scientists don’t know or understand, The Most Unknown, on Netflix. Good luck coming back down to Earth.
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