Monday, June 17, 2024

Can Cannabis Enhance The Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are a visual treat for your eyes and mind – can marijuana make it a bit better?

It isn’t common for them to have a widespread show for millions in Canada and the US.  The mesmerizing visuals are captivating…but can cannabis enhance the Northern Lights? NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center shared during the last solar activity of this magnitude, you can could see the lights as far south as Alabama and northern California.  Viewers have a chance on Friday, Saturday or Sunday nights.

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Northern lights, or the aurora borealis, are created when energized particles from the sun slam into Earth’s upper atmosphere at speeds of up to 45 million mph (72 million kph).  Earth’s magnetic field protects us but gives us a show.  Our magnetic field redirects the particles toward the poles (yes, there are Southern Lights).  The process transforms into a cinematic atmospheric phenomenon that dazzles and fascinates scientists and skywatchers alike.

Marijuana has a rich history of enhancing music, movies and other visual and audio activities.  So it would make watching the rare occasion even better.  But dosage and timing are key – and maybe add some music to lose yourself in the experience.

The central nervous system is activated when we are stimulated with music and visuals. Cannabinoid receptors are a prominent receptors. With cannabis, CB1 receptors become hyperactive, affecting sensation. It also improves current attention, preventing memory seeking with concentrates your brain on the art, making it appear more fresh and intriguing. It is no wonder there is a strain named after the Northern lights.

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Considering how rare you have the chance to see the Northern Lights?  Why not go all out.  And sciences seems to indicate found people seemed to process sensations more effectively when high.  It could make for a stronger memory of the experience. 

 

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