Sometimes, when life is crazy, the best thing we can do is take a moment to pause and let our minds think about something else. And what better way to encourage your mind to wander than consuming cannabis and pondering the philosophical thoughts of other high people? For what it’s worth, we enjoy it here at Greeley Gallery, North Portland’s best cannabis dispensary. Don’t take our word for it! Below you’ll find our favorite stoner quotes that never fail to inspire us and allow our minds to play.
If we could sniff or swallow something that would, for five or six hours each day, abolish our solitude as individuals, atone us with our fellows in a glowing exaltation of affection and make life in all its aspects seem not only worth living, but divinely beautiful and significant, and if this heavenly, world-transfiguring drug were of such a kind that we could wake up next morning with a clear head and an undamaged constitution then, it seems to me, all our problems (and not merely the one small problem of discovering a novel pleasure) would be wholly solved and earth would become paradise.—Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley was a philosopher and author of over fifty books – both fiction and nonfiction—along with plenty of essays and poems. Most notably, he’s remembered as a pacifist who fought for peace and nonviolence through the pessimistic satire in his writing. He was even nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize seven times! It’s said marijuana is for the peaceful, and it seems Aldous Huxley is an excellent example of it.
Why is marijuana against the law? It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn’t the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit unnatural? – Bill Hicks
Comedy is, and always has been, a fantastic way to make complex topics easier. Everyone loves to laugh, and when a comedian does it right, they can change our whole perspective. Bill Hicks was one of those people. Though he died in 1994, Bill Hicks was well known for standup routines revolving around social issues. You know, like all the things we think about while stoned. After all, even though this quote is funny, he does make a point! Don’t you think?
When you smoke herb, it reveals you to yourself. – Bob Marley
Obviously, we can’t have a list of quotes about cannabis without including the infamous Bob Marley. He doesn’t need any introduction, so we won’t even bother. Instead, let’s consider the truth in this quote. After all, we all think we know who we are, but what we discover after sitting with ourselves, alone, while stoned, is always a surprise. What sort of thoughts pass through your mind?
“Marijuana enhances our mind in a way that enables us to take a different perspective from ‘high up’, to see and evaluate our own lives and the lives of others in a privileged way. Maybe this euphoric and elevating feeling of the ability to step outside the box and to look at life’s patterns from this high perspective is the inspiration behind the slang term “high” itself.” ― Sebastian Marincolo
There’s a reason the psychoactive experience of marijuana is called a “high,” and Sebastian Marincolo sums it up perfectly. It makes sense since he’s a philosopher and author. He wrote an entire book about the profound insights a cannabis high offers consumers. We live in a busy and chaotic time, and weed might just be the perfect way to help calm our thoughts and view our lives from new perspectives. You never know what you might think of.
Struggle is the enemy but weed is the remedy. – Kid Cudi
Similar to other musicians, Kid Cudi – rapper, singer, and record producer – perfectly summarizes the power of cannabis. Psychoactive effects aside, we know marijuana serves countless purposes mentally and physically. The more we learn about it, the more we see it is basically a miracle drug. Granted, we’re a bit biased here at Greeley Gallery, but the evidence agrees.
There you have it! When life becomes overwhelming, weed can help by offering you a moment to pause. We must allow our minds to wander from time to time without adding the stress of expectations or deadlines. We hope getting stoned and reading these quotes will provide a nice little mental escape and rest before returning your to-do list!
As always, we’d love for you to say hello during your next visit to our recreational and medicinal marijuana dispensary in North Portland, located near University Park.