It is blatantly clear that many musicians and recording artists smoke marijuana while writing or recording new songs. They do so at home, in a recording studio, or any place where they feel comfortable jotting lyrics on paper. But they don’t just do it for recreational purposes. They do it for creativity. It is their duty as musicians to constantly put out songs that have the potential for commercial success.
Upcoming famous artists are especially under pressure to prove their worth, or else they become long forgotten one-hit wonders. Therefore, musicians and recording artists resort to a joint to open their minds for creativity. But weed is known to slow people down. So is it really productive for our favorite artists to inhale?
Rumor says that the left hemisphere of the human brain will function with logic and analytics, and the right hemisphere is responsible for creative expressions. So when a singer consumes THC from the weed she bought from a street pharmacist (drug dealer), she may have indeed lowered her reasoning abilities. Marijuana doesn’t necessarily make a person more creative, but rather logic is diminished and the person can’t help but to rely on the right brain hemisphere. It is true that people sometimes overthink something and potentially bar themselves from innovation and breakthroughs. Therefore, weed is believed to lessen the influence of logical thinking to maintain a state of craftsmanship. Then again, this is all theoretical.
In today’s information/computer age, musicians may instead resort to a digital drug known as an “i-doser.” I-dosers are binaural audio sounds used as an alternative to getting high without the addict having to worry about dirty urine. I-dosers are most effective when listened to through headphones. A person will hear a sound in one headphone ear slightly different from that heard in the other, in which a stereophonic noise is created, affecting the person’s brain waves. People can find these binaural sounds on YouTube videos, many lasting for an hour. WARNING: Listeners must set their headphone volume at a low level before listening to a binaural sound, then raise the volume afterwards.
This begs the question, though. Does smoking kush improve creativity while slowing a person down at the same time? It is likely a diminished return, possibly increasing a person’s innovation and then losing its effect after long uses of smoking.