When I was going to college I started smoking a lot of pot. When it started to get in the way of my classes I switched gear and tried to incorporate weed into my studies. Case in point was the big research paper I had to write for my psychology class. I decided to use an unusual topic, and research how much cannabis use impacted our love of movies. I picked horror movies and comedies in specific, because these are the two genres of film that rely most heavily on emotional responses. A comedy makes you laugh, a horror movie makes you fearful… but how much does cannabis consumption affect the experience? The results will not come as a surprise to anyone who smokes cannabis regularly. Since these genres of film rely on automatic responses from the brain, cannabis helps people enjoy them even more than ever. For example, a lot of people will try and guess the ending to a horror movie, but when smoking cannabis they just get absorbed into the story, which makes it more frightening. Cannabis allows people to shut down the analytic part of their brain, and enhance the emotional response to stimuli. While smoking some cannabis sativa before a big test won’t help you in any way, smoking out before a horror movie will help you enjoy it a lot more. My psychology teacher gave me a high score for the project, and based on his notes I think it’s because he smokes a lot of cannabis himself. I wish I could write all my term papers about marijuana.