5 famous writers who smoked weed and gave free rein to their creativity
Weed helps artists use their creativity. Even writers have found weeds helpful in producing some beautiful sonnets and novels. Here is a list of the 5 most famous writers who have let their creativity run wild while indulging in weed smoking.
Stephen King is known for his ingenious spelling, especially for his contribution to the horror and thriller genre. He has written 55 novels and received numerous awards for his eccentric characters and storylines. In addition to being a writer, he was also a heavy user of weeds. These two things may have gone hand in hand for him to be glorious in his endeavors. He was addicted to smoking The Shining and Cujo Weed and drinking cocaine during his era. He sought inspiration in the fumes of the smoke and the high that it would have given him. In a 1981 interview for the High Times, Stephen said that he believed that weeds should not only be legalized but turned into a home industry as well.
Maya Angelou is one of the most famous characters in history. She has been recognized for her significant work as an activist and for her contribution to the literary world. Maya has written three essay books, numerous poetry and theater books, films and television series. She describes her childhood trauma in her book, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. In her memoir, Gather Together In My Name, she describes the joys of smoking weed and how it helped her relieve stress and combat the trauma she went through as a child. Her first experience of smoking weed was when she smoked “Grifa” when she was 18 years old. She described the experience as, “Out of a natural stiffness, I merged into a grinning tolerance.”
Quentin Tarantino is known for his unique film style. His style is to use dark humor, aesthetically depict violence, and write twisted characters. He has won two Academy Awards for original screenplays for Django Unchained and Pulp Fiction. Quentin is known to be a frequent user of weeds. He uses it to get inspiration while writing. But he doesn’t always find it necessary to be creative. He’s also using weeds, even when directing on the set.
Carl Sagan has made a great contribution to the field of science through his writing. His famous 13-part series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage has been viewed by more than 500 million people worldwide. He wrote a science fiction novel called Contact in 1985, which was later adapted and turned into a movie. He also co-wrote a paper introducing the concept of nuclear winter. Carl was heavily involved in smoking weed, which made him a critical thinker and prolific writer. It also helped him with his scientific insights. In an interview, Carl mentions that while he was high he wrote 11 short essays on a variety of social, political, philosophical, and human biological topics.
Hunter S. Thompson
Hunter S. Thompson was an American journalist best known as the founder of gonzo journalism. This type of journalism is written without claiming objectivity. It is about the writer’s personal involvement in the story. He has also written a number of books including Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which was heavily based on drug use and indulgence. Hunter was very open about his drug use. In one of his interviews with the BBC, he describes himself as an “attachment”. He talks about how he would never have been perceived as a family man. It was how the drugs had dwarfed him as a person. In his later years, he described smoking weed to keep him calm during interviews.
Aside from these legendary weed-smoking writers, there have been many other prominent figures in history who enjoyed weed. Comment on some of your own favorites below, and follow us on @cannalifenet for more exciting content.