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Weed in itself can be a bit boring. I know there are many people out there who won’t agree with me, but this is a well known fact. Especially for people who prefer sativas or sativa dominant hybrids.

But even indica users have to agree, cannabis is much more fun to smoke and use when you are with friends, are at a party, or have something to do.

Nowadays, when some of Canada’s favorite strains include hybrids like Lemon Haze, Green Crack and Sour Diesel (all of which have highly energizing effects which boost creativity and focus), we really need something to do when high.

Unfortunately, 2020 has really put a damper on things. Parties are banned because of the coronavirus, and you can’t even go hang out at a friend’s place. 

These are truly stressful times. And while weed is here to help us all get through this, the question remains, what do we do while smoking?

Thankfully there are a number of enjoyable activities one can enjoy while using cannabis, depending on the strain of your choice of course. 

For example, if you prefer heavy and sedative indicas, you might enjoy some relaxing (or nerve wrecking) music. Or you might just choose to relax in front of the TV, and binge watch shows and movies. Similarly, many young users today love playing mentally stimulating video games while high.

But if you prefer sativa dominant strains which pack a powerful creative and motivational boost, you might just feel like doing something challenging and productive.

This is where books come in. They can be interesting, funny, exhilarating, frightening and exciting all at the same time. And the best part is, reading books requires you to concentrate, something which your mind already wants to do.

Why should you read books while high?

Reading is always a good idea, whether you are a student, a blue or white collar worker, a stay at home parent or a professional athlete. 

Reading stimulates your brain, prevents diseases like dementia and alzheimers, reduces stress, increases your knowledge, and even improves your memory.

So if you are a book lover who also enjoys weed, reading while high should not be a problem at all.

But for others who are only just starting, it can be a bit difficult, but believe me, the experience is well worth it.

Why? Because weed will make your favorite characters literally come to life. Your favorite stories will become vivid scenes in your head, clearer and more detailed than any screen. You’ll experience every moment as if it were actually happening to you.

Even if you don’t read fiction, and instead prefer informational books, you’re still in luck. Reading while stoned will help you focus on the information better, help you memorize it, and even improve your ability to recall what you have read.

So if you are looking for books to read while high, then grab a blanket, a cup of coffee,your favorite snacks, and of course your favorite cannabis strain as well, because today I’ll be listing down the 5 top books to read while high. So let’s begin.

Top 5 Books to Read While High

1. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Phillip K. Dick

You must have heard of the movie Blade Runner? Well you might not have known it, but the famous, sci-fi movie by director Ridley Scott was actually based on this novel.

Based on a dystopian future, the book follows the dark story of Rick Deckard, a bounty hunter and officer whose job is to hunt and “retire” renegade androids who have returned from space and try to pass themselves off as humans. 

The story is certainly more about these dangerous androids, but it also has a number of suspenseful moments and will take you on into the bleak moments of the human psyche as the author lines up to the kill.

Nonetheless, this book is a real twister, sci-fi and psychological at the same time. And one which you really must read while stoned.

2. The Electric Koolaid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

It’s almost like this book was written to be read while high. The 1968 book follows Ken Kesey, an author who signs up for an experimental drug study funded by the CIA and gets given LSD. 

The story takes utterly bizarre twists and turns, as Kesey forms his own religion, gains a number of adventurous followers and travels around California in a hippie bus called the further. This group drops acid, does drugs, and has so many crazy adventures that you might just feel a bit envious. Though in the end, they all do have to escape to Mexico to avoid the police.

Believe me, this story, the author’s writing style, and even the characters are just what you need when you are high.

3. Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo

One of the greatest books I’ve ever read to be honest. Set in France just after the fall of Napoleon, Les Miserables follows Jean Valjean, a hardened criminal who transforms into a humble saint and the loving guardian of a little orphaned girl.

But be warned, Les Miserables is not an easy read. In fact, the book is 1400 pages long, and full of French names and places. 

4. The Hobbit, by JRR Tolkein

A small disclaimer, once you’ve read this book, you might just end up going through the entire Lord of the Rings Trilogy as well.

That being said, The Hobbit is a true masterpiece. The story of a well-to-do young hobbit who finds himself being taken, somewhat reluctantly, on a life changing, treasure hunting adventure, fighting dragons, befriending elves and running away from giant spiders.

And don’t worry. Unlike Tolkein’s other works, The Hobbit is a short, light-hearted and fun book to read, and something which even the whole family can enjoy.

5. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Caroll 

Talking of fun books to read, who hasn’t read this timeless classic by Lewis Caroll. I’m sure you have, though that might have been in school. And while this is a children’s book, it’s dreamlike nonsense makes it the perfect book to be read while high.

So find yourself a copy, light up your favorite strain, and follow Alice down, down, down the rabbit hole to meet the Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat, and watch a caterpillar smoke a hookah!!

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