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Why does Cannabis make music sound way more detailed and hundreds of times more enjoyable?

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It is well documented that cannabis allows you to hear details in music that your ears would not in anyway be able to pick up if not under the influence. The music even 1 single track can be listened to hundreds of times in 1 day and continue to be like the first time you hear it always putting a smile on your face. It makes audiophile headphones and equipment suddenly become hundreds of times more high end than they really are.

Why is this?
 

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It is well documented that cannabis allows you to hear details in music that your ears would not in anyway be able to pick up if not under the influence. The music even 1 single track can be listened to hundreds of times in 1 day and continue to be like the first time you hear it always putting a smile on your face. It makes audiophile headphones and equipment suddenly become hundreds of times more high end than they really are.

Why is this?
Ask Neil Young
 

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It is well documented that cannabis allows you to hear details in music that your ears would not in anyway be able to pick up if not under the influence. The music even 1 single track can be listened to hundreds of times in 1 day and continue to be like the first time you hear it always putting a smile on your face. It makes audiophile headphones and equipment suddenly become hundreds of times more high end than they really are.

Why is this?
Seems like a subject worthy of serious research.

What's particularly curious [to me, at least] is how the chronic is woven so deep into the country music scene. Funny, but "Okie From Muskogee" was a throwaway tune, intended mostly as a joke, but it became an anthem for reactionaries. And Merle Haggard, like so many in the country music scene, was a smoker all along. One of his last recordings was a pro-cannabis duet with Willie Nelson.

A "Musicians Desk Reference" of all the combinations of drugs used by famous musicians would make for a very interesting read. By the time Beethoven was writing the Late Sonatas, he was on more opioids than Yardbird.

One thing is for certain: lighting up a bowl or two is a much more cost-effective equipment upgrade than new cables.
 

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Probably the same mechanisms that gives alcohol the ability to boost the insightfulness and philosophical depth of your conversation skills... at least in your own head. Any sober person in the room can tell that it's just neurons misfiring ;)
 

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It is well documented that cannabis allows you to hear details in music that your ears would not in anyway be able to pick up if not under the influence. The music even 1 single track can be listened to hundreds of times in 1 day and continue to be like the first time you hear it always putting a smile on your face. It makes audiophile headphones and equipment suddenly become hundreds of times more high end than they really are.

Why is this?
Have these results been replicated under Double Blunt Testing conditions?
 

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Read Michael Pollan’s book, The Botany of Desire. It is written as a quartet - the four sections being about apples, tulips, potatoes, and cannabis. The section on cannabis give a great description of what it is like to be under the influence. Basically, cannabis changes the linear cause-and-effect processes of the mind - which constantly propels the mind forward rather than being content in the moment. When the mind slows down it becomes more receptive. It can take in the details of sensual perception much more fully - be it sound, touch, taste, vision, or smell. All sensual experience becomes much more poignant because the mind is not intruding on our receptivity (assuming that one does not become paranoid because the linear mind no longer exerts absolute control!)

As someone once noted, a joint is by far the cheapest tweet.
 

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It is well documented that cannabis allows you to hear details in music that your ears would not in anyway be able to pick up if not under the influence. The music even 1 single track can be listened to hundreds of times in 1 day and continue to be like the first time you hear it always putting a smile on your face. It makes audiophile headphones and equipment suddenly become hundreds of times more high end than they really are.

Why is this?
The idea that constant equipment upgrades to the highest performance parameters leads to audio nirvana becomes redundant once music has been experienced under certain psychoactive stimuli. We easily forget that set and setting can be far more important to the musical experience than technical performance.
 

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Basically, cannabis changes the linear cause-and-effect processes of the mind - which constantly propels the mind forward rather than being content in the moment. When the mind slows down it becomes more receptive. It can take in the details of sensual perception much more fully - be it sound, touch, taste, vision, or smell. All sensual experience becomes much more poignant because the mind is not intruding on our receptivity (assuming that one does not become paranoid because the linear mind no longer exerts absolute control!)
This is a very apt description. In addition, stimulating the areas of the brain associated with creativity.
 

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"Down in Joe's Garage
We didn't have no dope or LSD
But a coupla quartsa beer
Would fix it so the intonation
Would not offend yer ear
And the same old chords goin' over 'n' over
Became a symphony"

Joe's Garage
 

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You're talking about speaker cones made out of hemp right? ;)
 
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