Is Marijuana The Mother Of Innovation?

This article by Ngaio Bealum was originally published on Cannabis & Tech Today, and appears here with permission.

They say that “Necessity is the mother of invention.”

I would like to add a corollary to that adage.

How about: “Cannabis is the mother of innovation”?

Cannabis has been sparking invention and innovation since before the first stoner looked in the fridge and created a salty, sweet, savory snack from whatever disparate ingredients were found therein.


If you’ve never made a grilled hot link and peanut butter sandwich with a maple honey dipping sauce, or a Cap’n Crunch and Chipotle Tabasco marshmallow treat, you aren’t getting high enough.

And now I’m hungry.

Hang on while I get a snack…

Where was I? Ah yes. Here we go:

Cannabis innovation isn’t confined to the culinary arts.

From music to science to everything in between, stoners have always been creating new stuff.

Louis Armstrong revolutionized jazz music.

Carl Sagan explored the cosmos.

Maya Angelou smoked weed “with abandon,” according to …

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