Along with musician, writing is one of the most cannabis-friendly career fields. Writers generally work for themselves, meaning that they often have the freedom to work whenever they want, and in whatever mental condition they choose.
Plus, whether you’re self-publishing, working on book deadline or freelancing, it’s extremely unlikely that the publishing house or magazine you’re working for will drug test you. This means that most writing careers—journalist, stand-up comic, screenwriter …—are safe for those who seek artistic inspiration from marijuana.
Many authors who seek the artistic freedom are no stranger to the herb. For centuries, writers have been using marijuana for inspiration. From Hunter Thompson to 19th-century luminaries Honoré de Balzac, Charles Baudelaire and Alexandre Dumas, many of the world’s most famous writers have smoked weed. Even Shakespeare did … or so we’d like to think.
If you live in Colorado and are hoping to develop your writing with cannabis, there are even classes dedicated to that.