April 20, 2023

Creative Life and Cannabis Use

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Cannabis has been used for centuries as a creative tool by artists and creatives, and for good reason. The plant has been shown to boost creativity, enhance sensory experiences, and provide a sense of relaxation that can help to break down creative barriers. While there are still many misconceptions and stigmas surrounding cannabis use, the truth is that it can be a positive and powerful tool for artists looking to tap into their creativity and enhance their work.

We believe in celebrating the positive impact that cannabis can have on the creative process. From musicians to painters to writers, many artists throughout history have turned to cannabis as a way to enhance their creativity and break through creative blocks. By using cannabis in a responsible and mindful way, artists can tap into new depths of creativity and bring their visions to life in a way that might not have been possible otherwise.

One of the most well-known examples of a creative who used cannabis as a tool for creativity is Bob Marley. The reggae legend was an avid cannabis user, and he often credited the plant with helping him to tap into his creativity and produce some of his most iconic music. Marley once said, “When you smoke herb, it reveals you to yourself,” a sentiment that many artists can relate to. Cannabis can help to break down the barriers that we often put up in our own minds, allowing us to access new ideas and insights that we might not have otherwise.

Creative Collective believes in celebrating the positive impact that cannabis can have on the creative lifestyle. Here are some local shops and brands you can indulge in for 420 and every day of the year!


  1. High Maintenance CBD
a black woman stands behind a table of cbd products

High Maintenance Products booth display at 2022 Diversity Matters Festival

This brand is black woman owned and the products are handcrafted locally!

CBD oil has many known benefits not only medicinally but also for skin care. Some of these benefits include anti-aging properties, acne prevention, and psoriasis treatment. CBD oil is anti-inflammatory, nourishes dry skin, helps with eczema, works as a powerful antioxidant, and is rich in Omegas 6 & 9. These properties along with the all natural ingredients we use in all our products will guarantee to meet your skincare needs!


2.  Seagrass Salem

image of colorful storefront of SeaGrass in Salem, MA

Storefront in Salem, MA with mural by Curiot

Located at 3 Dodge Street in the heart of downtown Salem, Seagrass offers the best legal, adult-use cannabis products in a welcoming environment for all. Our trained staff will help you understand our different products, their effects and what may work best for your individual tastes and enjoyment.


3. Witch DR

Opened in 2012, Witch DR is a family owned and operated glass blowing studio located in downtown Salem Massachusetts. With a friendly and knowledgeable staff, the shop features a wide selection of glass pipes hand-made in the USA, smoking/vaping accessories, a full line of CBD products and live in-store glass blowing. Witch DR has a beautiful 2000sqft gallery that is home to New England’s largest collection of functional glass art. Hosting exhibitions from  top artists in the glass industry; along with artists working in all mediums, live music and community events, Witch DR has created a truly unique and creative retail experience.
In addition to retail, Witch DR offers a complete wholesale line of glass pipes and CBD products.
Salem’s newest women-owned waterfront dispensary is coming soon!
For the curious to the connoisseur who seek fun, relaxation, and balance on the North Shore.
Of course, it’s important to note that cannabis use is not for everyone, and it’s important to use it in a responsible and mindful way. For those who do choose to use cannabis as a creative tool, it’s important to find the right balance and approach it with intention. Using cannabis as a crutch or a way to escape from reality can be counterproductive and can actually inhibit creativity rather than enhance it. However, when used in a responsible and intentional way, cannabis can be a powerful tool for unlocking new depths of creativity and bringing visions to life.
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