Music and Marijuana
Many cannabis consumers say that marijuana enhances their experience of different activities. Some say it makes food taste better, movies funnier, and helps them enjoy music more. The already relaxing and euphoric effects of cannabis can be enhanced by enjoying different songs. Music and marijuana have a long history of going hand in hand. Not only does cannabis put patients in a relaxed, pleasant state, but it seems to help many people become more receptive and appreciative for music and other kinds of art.
During the days of cannabis prohibition, marijuana became a symbol of freedom and resistance. In the 1960s cannabis was a large part of the “counterculture” that sought to break away from what they considered a society with too many limitations. Songs like Bob Dylan’s “Everybody Must Get Stoned,” and Allen Ginsberg’s “Pot is Fun” inspired many people to embrace marijuana. Finding a music genre without songs about cannabis is nearly impossible nowadays as many musicians enjoy the creativity marijuana can inspire.
There is some science behind individual claims that marijuana helps with enjoying music, as well as other activities. The link between this enjoyment and Cannabis is mainly due to the cannabinoid compound known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is one of the most frequently found and active cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. The cannabinoid causes a rise in dopamine levels. This calms and lifts emotions and can allow ideas to flow more freely than if a person’s thoughts remain on anxieties and worries.
Here is a list of 10 songs related to cannabis:
- ‘Because I Got High’ – Afroman
- ‘Let’s Get Stoned’ – Ray Charles
- ‘Young, Wild & Free’ – Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, and Bruno Mars
- ‘Habits’ – Tove Lo
- ‘Dooo it’ – Miley Cyrus
- ‘A-Yo’ – Lady Gaga
- ‘James Joint’ – Rihanna
- ‘Roll Another Number’ – Neil Young
- ‘Legalize It’ – Peter Tosh
- ‘Pass That Dutch’ – Missy Elliott