If toking and bingeing on the Netflix queue has become boring, perhaps it’s time to change up the visual stimuli. Ditch those new episodes and the couch for an art exhibit, enhanced—of course—by a bit of Mary Jane. The change of scenery might encourage new insights and knowledge. Think of these exhibits as a mini adventure: new worlds made brighter and bigger by the magic of weed. Here are some cool art exhibitions to see while high.

Art Exhibitions to See While High

The David Bowie Archive/ Victoria and Albert Museum/ Brooklyn Museum

David Bowie Is
The Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, NY

Walking into the Bowie exhibit, the staff will hand over large, bulky headphones. Don’t be dissuaded from entering. This isn’t a normal museum audio guided tour. Instead, these headphones will immerse the viewer into a total Bowie experience. Take in Bowie’s many flamboyant and fabulous performance costumes, paintings, films, handwritten lyric sheets, and music (including video of live performances) after enjoying a J or an edible, and you too may be inventing radical alter egos that compare to Ziggy Stardust. At the very least, you can pay a thoughtful homage to this true renaissance man through this multi-media experience.

Top 16 Art Exhibitions to See While High

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The Jim Henson Exhibition
Museum of the Moving Image
New York City, NY

Maybe you’re feeling nostalgic and missing childhood. Take a grown-up approach and visit the Jim Henson exhibit after enjoying some daytime strains and learn more about his career and the people who helped with his furry creations. Look into the deep eyes of the 47 muppets on display and try to push down any paranoia from that green you enjoyed before going that makes you think that your pupils might be as big as theirs. Jam to Fraggle Rock and the endless tunes of Sesame Street, but please try not to freak out when enjoying the parts about Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal. If feeling particularly elevated, take a stab at puppeteering in their more interactive section.

Top 15 Art Exhibitions to See While High

Photo by Rashmi Gill/ Madison Square Park

Diana Al-Hadid: Delirious Matter 
Madison Square Park
New York City, NY

Prefer to be outside and puff on a vape pen? Then, this summer, enjoy the Brooklyn artist’s integration of plant materials into her sculptures, many of which appear as though they are actually melting surreally like a clock in a Dali painting. Hopefully the New York City humidity while visiting Madison Square Park won’t make you melt as well.

Top 15 Art Exhibitions to See While High

Photo by Larry Lytle/ MONA

There’s More to Neon Signs Than Liquor, Motels and Live Nude Girls and Motel California
Museum of Neon Art
Glendale, CA

This museum exhibit will serve as the modern equivalent of getting baked and staring long and hard at a lava lamp. The Museum of Neon Art opened just this last year, and its current exhibit offers an array of glowing vintage motel signs and neon female figures. Simple and spacious, the venue will be dark and moody—perfect for enjoying that cannabis come up or come down.

Top 15 Art Exhibitions to See While High

Photo by Rene Smith/ Smithsonian Institute

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man 
Renwick Gallery
Washington D.C.

Can’t make it out to the Burning Man festival? No worries. Enjoy whatever garden variety psychedelics suit you and take in the art inspired and created from it at the Renwick Gallery. Just keep in mind you’ll be in a museum in Washington D.C., not the desert so clothes are not optional, like they would be at the actual Burning Man festival. Of all the art exhibitions to see while high, this one may have the most high people as its subjects.

Top 15 Art Exhibitions to See While High

Takashi Murakami/ The Modern

Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg
The Modern
Ft. Worth, TX

If breaking away from the cartoons proves too difficult, then have no fear. Takashi Murakami’s works hold high art value, but they also give that same warm, fuzzy feeling as when you kick back and watch some ‘toons on the tube and break out the bong. Not to mention, it’s just plain fun, making it an obvious choice for a list of art exhibits to see while high.

Art Exhibitions to See While High

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Dreams of Dalí 
Salvador Dalí Museum
St. Petersburg, FL

You knew we couldn’t make a list of art exhibitions to see while high without including Salvador Dalí. If getting high makes you feel a little cerebral and provocative, check out the Salvador Dalí Museum in sunny Florida. Dali’s works will challenge your mind and challenge your perception of reality. Blending technology and art, this virtual reality experience will transcend any high you could have had staying home.

Art Exhibitions to See While High

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Heavy Metal—Women to Watch 2018 
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Washington D.C.

Want an exhibit with that utilizes interesting materials? Try this entirely female-crafted exhibit where talented artists investigate and challenge the properties of various metals to make their art. Not only will you be visually amazed throughout the exhibit (and likely would be even if you weren’t high), but you’ll be hard-pressed to determine exactly how these artists developed these works.

Art Exhibitions to See While High

Adrian Piper/ MoMA

Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions, 1965–2016 
Museum of Modern Art
New York City, NY

Conceptual artist Adrian Piper has never feared trying new things or playing around, in art or in life. In this exhibit, see her life’s works inspired by experiments with LSD unfold as you too may have experimented with your own choice of substance before arriving at this incredibly trippy art exhibit, one of the best art exhibitions to see while high.

Art Exhibitions to See While High

Gauri Gill/ MoMA

Projects 108: Gauri Gill 
Museum of Modern Art PS1
New York, NY

Despite being high, maybe you’d prefer an enriching, cultural experience. Gauri Gill explores an Adivasi community in the Jawhar district of Maharashtra, India through intense color photography. This community she worked with creates papier-mâché objects, like traditional sacred masks. In the photos, they don these masks, providing an interesting juxtaposition of human form and other living beings. Certainly, the strangeness of this one makes it one of the best art exhibitions to see while high.

Art Exhibitions to See While High

Photo by Ben Blackwell/ SFMoMA

Louise Bourgeois: Spiders 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco, CA

If arachnids make you cringe, run far away from this exhibit. If, however, you can handle tiny bodies on eight spindly legs with many eyes after enjoying a dank refreshment, try this exhibit of sculptures to fulfill the list of art exhibitions to see while high. It might creep you out or it might be just the visual stimulus you need.

Art Exhibitions to See While High

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Sublime Seas 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco, CA

Dive into this exhibit for an immersive experience that blends fictional narrative, natural history documentary, and film essay. For the literary geek, it also references Melville’s Moby Dick and the poetry of Ralph Waldo Emerson. After a long smoke sesh, this sublime exhibit will put you at ease but also challenge your comfort level, calling to attention the slave trade and maritime work while it simultaneously calls upon the serene.

Art Exhibitions to See While High

Stephan Martiniere/ Video Game Art Gallery

Gun Ballet: the Aestheticization of Violence in Video Games
Video Game Art Gallery
Chicago, IL

At this museum, video games play center stage. And this particular exhibit of the art exhibitions to see while high will certainly entertain and educate about the political topic of guns. Tackling the subject of gun violence in video games, this exhibit may be best enjoyed the way video games are often enjoyed: stoned.

Art Exhibitions to See While High

Yuri Suzuki/ High Museum

Yuri Suzuki: Sonic Playground
High Museum of Art
Atlanta, GA

At this exhibit in Hotlanta, the viewer engages with sculptures that transmit sounds. Not only will your high take on new visual meaning, but the auditory component will send you to a new level. Try sucking on some hard candies throughout this Sonic Playground, just like when you were a kid. But this time, enjoy a special candy.

Art Exhibitions to See While High

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Beyond the Streets 
Werkartz Gallery
Los Angeles, CA

Finally, let’s return to the streets to take in the art. At this outdoor gallery, see street art’s evolution. It contains over 14,000 displays of graffiti and street art make for a  full display for the viewer. Toke on your vape or visit one of California’s many dispensaries beforehand and make a sunny day of it.

For many people, the nature of strolling through an art exhibit might seem tedious. But after getting stoned and finding the right one for your high, any of these exhibits could appeal. In fact, some of them are trippy, brilliant, and exciting enough to enjoy totally sober. But, hey. Why not enhance your immersive visual cultural experience?

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1. What is CBD? What is CBD Oil?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring constituent of industrial hemp/cannabis. Its formula is C21H30O2 and it has a molecular mass of 314.4636. It is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and is being scientifically investigated for various reasons.

CBD oil is a cannabis oil (whether derived from marijuana or industrial hemp, as the word cannabis is the latin genus name for both) that has significant amounts of cannabidiol (CBD) contained within it. Our CBD products and extracts are derived from industrial hemp, so they could be considered CBD-rich hemp oil, hemp derived CBD oil, CBD-rich cannabis oil, or plainly “hemp extracts” since they typically contain much more than just CBD. Again, cannabis doesn’t mean marijuana, but is the genus name, and general umbrella term which all forms of marijuana and hemp fall under. The form of cannabis we use for our CBD and hemp extracts is industrial hemp; we do not sell marijuana.

2. If a hemp extract is 40% cannabinoids, what’s the other 60%? What’s in your hemp extracts besides the naturally occurring cannabinoids?

Our Kentucky hemp extracts contain over 80 different phyto-cannabinoids such as cannabidiol (CBD), CBC, CBG, CBN, etc.. In addition to the cannabinoids naturally present in our agricultural hemp extracts, there are also many other types of natural molecules and phyto-chemical compounds such as amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins (including B1, B2, B6, D), fatty acids (including omega 3 & 6), trace minerals (including iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, potassium), beta-carotene, chlorophyll, flavanoids, ketones, nitrogenous compounds, alkanes, glycosides, pigments, water, and terpenes. The most common terpenes in our hemp extracts are Myrcene, Beta-caryophyllene, Terpinolene, Linalool, alpha-Pinene, beta-Pinene, Nerolidol og Phytol, trans-alpha-Bergamotene, Limonene/ beta-Phellandrene (Co-elution), and alpha-Humulene.

3. What’s the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?

Scientifically, industrial Hemp and Marijuana are the same plant, with a genus and species name of Cannabis Sativa. They have a drastically different genetic profile though. Industrial Hemp is always a strain of Cannabis sativa, while marijuana can be Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, or Cannabis ruderalis. The major difference is how industrial hemp has been bred compared to a marijuana form of Cannabis sativa. organic hemp seedsTypically speaking, industrial hemp is very fibrous, with long strong stalks, and barely has any flowering buds, while a marijuana strain of Cannabis sativa will be smaller, bushier, and full of flowering buds. However, newer industrial hemp varieties in the USA are being bred to have more flowers and higher yields of cannabinoids and terpenes, such as our Kentucky hemp we’re now using!

99% of the time marijuana has a high amount of THC and only a very low amount of CBD. Hemp, on the other hand, naturally has a very high amount of CBD in most instances, and only a trace amount of THC. Fortunately, the cannabinoid profile of hemp is ideal for people looking for benefits from cannabis without the ‘high.’ Hemp is used for making herbal supplements, food, fiber, rope, paper, bricks, oil, natural plastic, and so much more, whereas marijuana is usually used just recreationally, spiritually, and medicinally. The term cannabis oil can refer to either a marijuana or hemp derived oil, since marijuana and hemp are two different forms of cannabis.

In the USA the legal definition of “industrial hemp,” per Section 7606 of the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 2014, is “INDUSTRIAL HEMP — The term ‘‘industrial hemp’’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”

4. Are hemp derived cannabinoids such as CBD as good as CBD from marijuana?

The short answer is yes. CBD is CBD, whether from marijuana or hemp. Most marijuana has a very low non-psychoactive cannabinoid profile (like CBD, CBC, CBG), so most of the time hemp would be much more preferable for anything besides THC. Marijuana is usually very high in THC (gives people the high) but usually very low in other non-psychoactive cannabinoids.

Nowadays in the USA, many farmers are growing industrial hemp flowers that are just as beautiful, odor-producing, and terpene rich as the best marijuana strains, such as our partnered farmers in Kentucky.

5. Why don’t you source your Hemp and CBD from within Colorado?

colorado growing operationWe feel that the hemp program in Kentucky is more well suited for our company in regards to growing hemp, and that because it’s 100% compliant with Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill (and the 2016 Agricultural Appropriations Act), procuring it from there is perfectly legal at the federal level. Kentucky’s ecology is perfect for hemp just as it is for tobacco. The growing season is longer than in Colorado, and the soil is richer, so the quality of the hemp and the yields are better.

6. What’s the percentage of cannabinoids and CBD in your product?

Our raw extracts have varying percentages of cannabinoid and cannabidiol (CBD) content, the range being 10%-99%. Each product has a unique formulation and uses varying ratios of our extract types. Our CBD Isolate is over 99% pure CBD.

7. What is the best method of use?

For our dietary supplements we can only recommend them for internal consumption. Our CBD isolate is for research purposes only. If you don’t like the flavor of the oil supplements, you can mix with something sweet like apple sauce or honey to cut through the flavor.

8. What’s the ideal serving size for me, and how often should I take it?

There is no easy answer to this. Our starting recommended serving size is 15 drops but we generally recommend experimenting to see what feels best to you. Some prefer 5 drops, some prefer over 50 drops per day.

9. What is the safety of your hemp extracts? Are there negative side effects?

Hemp is considered by many to be generally safe. We’ve never seen or heard of any significant or negative CBD Oil Extractside effects in our years in the industry. That said, we can’t rule them out. Please consult with your physician before using any dietary supplement including Hemp extract supplements.

10. Which of your CBD and hemp products should I get?

As a company who sells various dietary and food supplements, we can’t suggest any of our products for the prevention, treatment or cure of any disease or ailment.

When considering our different dietary hemp products, know that they all come in two strengths. Our Original Hemp blends (Classic Hemp Blend, Hemp Complete, Brainpower oil, & Signature Blend) all have 250+mg of cannabinoids per fluid ounce, and our concentrated blends have 1,500+mg per fluid ounce, six times the potency of our traditional oils. We’ve found that sometimes less is more, but nevertheless, some people like to take very large serving sizes of our hemp extracts.

The main difference between the four Original Blends is the additional herbal ingredients besides hemp. We suggest you research the separate components of each blend to determine which product may be most appealing to add to your dietary regimen. If you know it’s solely the hemp extract that you are looking for, with no additional ingredients, then Classic Hemp Blend or Classic Hemp 6x is what you’re looking for.

For dabbing and vaporizing or for research you can try our CBD Isolate.


11. Why do people use Hemp Extracts and CBD? What are the benefits and uses of CBD?

In accordance with federal regulations we cannot make health claims regarding our dietary supplement products. We can only recommend our products for general wellness.

12. Is a standard hemp seed oil the same as a high-CBD hemp extract?

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Absolutely not. Standard hemp oil, which can be found very cheaply at a grocery store, is a much different product than our CO2 hemp extracts (not from seed). Standard hemp oil is produced by cold pressing the seeds, whereas our hemp extract is a supercritical CO2 extraction of the hemp plant itself, not the seeds. Hemp seed oil is considered to be a great nutritive food, but it doesn’t have the naturally occurring terpenes, cannabinoids and other components that our extracts do have.

13. Do I need to move to Colorado to get your Hemp Extracts and CBD? Where do you ship?

No. We actually source our hemp from Kentucky, as it’s legal to ship across state lines. Many people are under the impression that the only way to acquire hemp extracts and CBD for themselves or a loved one is to move to Colorado or another cannabis-friendly state. Many major news outlets are misinformed and are unfortunately spreading the idea that you can only get CBD oil in the states where medical marijuana has been legalized. This is simply not the case though. Because our extracts comes from hemp instead of marijuana, we can and do ship to all fifty states, and no medical marijuana card is needed. There are some exceptions, like with Indiana, Missouri and South Dakota we can’t sell our concentrated products due to state legislation.

We also ship to Japan, Australia, the EU, Switzerland, and Brazil. For all EU orders contact our exclusive distributor thereCannawell.

14. Is your Hemp Extract Oil similar to Rick Simpson Hemp Oil?

Not quite. Ours are from hemp and RSHO is usually using marijuana, a different form of cannabis than industrial hemp. Our industrial hemp extracts are more standardized and will usually have a much higher content of non-psychoactive cannabinoids like CBD than one produced through the Rick Simpson method. And oils produced through his method will usually have a much higher THC content, as it’s typically marijuana that is used for RSHO.†

Generally speaking, most marijuana producers and sellers (especially on the black market) don’t test for contaminants (metals, pesticides, bacteria, etc.). Rick Simpson Hemp Oil is actually more a method of extraction than it is a specific product. People use the Rick Simpson method with hundreds of different strains of marijuana, so the THC, CBD and other cannabinoid content of the final oil is always varying greatly, depending on the cannabis the consumers are acquiring. Usually what’s used for Rick Simpson oil is a strain with an inferior CBD content (and high THC), because that’s what the vast amount of marijuana is nowadays.

15. Where do you source your hemp and CBD from?

We have partners in Kentucky who grew a dedicated plot for us this year (2016) which is being used in our products now. mjna message boardWe also currently source from Europe but we’ll be changing that soon.

16. What kind of testing/analysis is performed on your products?

We have an industry leading quality control system, and we have third party laboratories analyze all of our hemp extracts and our final products for cannabinoid potency, heavy metals, bacterial and microbial life, mycotoxins (fungus), and pesticides.

17. What is CO2 extraction? What’s the difference between subcritical and supercritical CO2 extractions?

CO2 extraction is an extraction process that uses pressurized carbon dioxide to extract phyto-chemicals (such as CBD, CBG, or terpenes, flavonoids, etc.) from a plant. CO2 at certain temperatures and pressures acts like a solvent, without the dangers of actually being one. It is the most expensive extraction method, and is widely considered the most effective and safest plant extraction method in the world.

Many hemp and CBD companies boast about their supercritical CO2 extractions, but that’s actually only one (and perhaps an inferior) method of using a CO2 extraction machine. There are also subcritical CO2 extractions, and ‘mid-critical’, a general range between subcritical and supercritical. Subcritical (low temp, low pressure) CO2 extractions take more time and produce smaller yields than super-critical, but they retain the essential oils, terpenes, and other sensitive chemicals within the plant. Supercritical, on the other hand, is a high pressure and high temperature process that damages most terpenes and heat sensitive chemicals, but can extract much larger molecules such as lipids (omega 3 and 6), chlorophyll, and waxes. A truly full-spectrum CO2 extract includes first performing a subcritical extraction, separating the extracted oil, and then extracting the same plant material using supercritical pressure, and then homogenizing both oil extracts into one. In the essential oil industry, an extract made using this specific process is referred to as a CO2 Total.

18. What is the endocannabinoid system (ECS)?

“The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems, consisting of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors.” Wikipedia

There are two main types of receptors in the ECS, CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are primarily located in the central nervous system and brains of mammals, and CB2 are generally found in the peripheral nervous system. There are two main cannabinoids mammals produce- 2AG and Anandamide (named after the Sanskrit term “ananda” which translates to “peace”).

For hundreds of millions of years every vertebrate on Earth has been equipped with this ECS, a crucial system in the body, and it has been known about in the scientific and medical communities since the 1980’s. However, it’s still not taught about in most medical schools.