Essentially, marijuana can extend the range of our free-associative capacities. It increases the novel ways in which we find connections between ideas, and it also extends the range of ideas that we might somehow relate to one another.

While not surprising, it does offer a scientific validation for what so many artists, philosophers and scientists have been saying for ages: that marijuana is a cognitive catalyst that can trigger heightened free-associative creativity, increased pattern recognition, and insight. – @JasonSilva

The RZA (Wu Tang Clan)

 

Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

 

MF Doom

 

Aceyalone

 

John Lennon (The Beatles)

 

Biggie Smalls

 

Del the Funky Homosapien (Hieroglyphics)

 

J Dilla

 

Jim Morrison (The Doors)

 

Onra

 

Method Man (Wu Tang Clan)

 

B-Real (Cypress Hill)

 

Devin the Dude