The impressive writer Ernest Hemingway once said that the secret to fantastic writing was “write drunk, edit sober.” These are most certainly words of wisdom, although in my particular case I would definitely say “write stoned, edit sober.” I have never been a major drinker, and more than a couple of beers makes me feel bloated and exhausted… I have never had any success trying to write while drunk, but writing stoned is totally my secret weapon, and the key to my creativity to be honest. There definitely is something about smoking cannabis, and then typing on a keyboard that just gets my juices really going. Of course, I am regularly careful about what kind of cannabis I smoke, because there are various kinds of weed, with various effects on your mind and body. People who don’t smoke, or younger people, may not understand the difference between the unusual strains of cannabis. For example, I am a large fan of Sativa strains of cannabis, because they tend to provide a more alert and energetic high. It is more of a full-body high that leaves your mind clear, whereas Indica strains tend to make you feel tired and lethargic, and most of this is new to me, because it was only recently I was able to start visiting a cannabis store. The budtenders they have on staff there are pretty amazing, and are able to tell myself and others the actual THC content and probable effects of any of the many types of cannabis they sell. If you have never gone to a cannabis dispensary I highly encourage it, even if you don’t buy anything, they can easily educate you.