RQS Author Cannabis & Psychedelics journalist

Max Sargent

I write about: Hallucinogens, cannabis research, mind

Max Sargent specialises in mind and cognition, looking at the way psychoactive substances affect how we experience the world.

“It's a very salutary thing to realise that the rather dull universe in which most of us spend most of our time is not the only universe there is. I think it's healthy that people should have this experience”. Aldous Huxley

Max has been writing for over a decade, and has come into cannabis and psychedelic journalism in the last few years. Writing for companies such as Zamnesia, Royal Queen Seeds, CannaConnection, Gorilla SeedBank, MushMagic, and more, he has broad experience in multiple facets of the industry. Max has a particular interest in hallucinogens and what they can tell us about the mind and its place in the wider universe. At university, he studied a BA (Hons) Politics and Philosophy degree, specialising in philosophy of mind and metaphysics—this allowed him to delve further into this world and to learn formal, logical arguments and develop research skills.

As a consequence, Max seeks to present arguments that are clear, compelling, and grounded in evidence, rather than assertion. Though he believes that drugs are, on the whole, a force for good, he also takes seriously the need to treat them with respect and to exercise caution.

Besides writing about psychoactive drugs, Max also writes fiction, poetry, and makes music. Consequently, not only does the subject matter appeal to him, but also the way it is written and presented. Whatever the subject matter or style—be it fiction, cannabis, or politics—Max believes that readers deserve to be met with well-thought-out, compassionate work that ultimately seeks to expand the knowledge of all.

Max’s key areas of expertise are:

  • Psychedelics
  • Cannabis science
  • Cannabis research
  • Writing

Max’s latest posts

  • Thai Dream: Embrace a Clear-Headed High

    Thai Dream is a new collaboration between Royal Queen Seeds and Zamnesia. Potent, but with clear, relaxing effects, it's an interesting smoke, to say the least. Don't miss it!

  • The Legal Status of Cannabis in Spain: All You Need to Know

    Cannabis is not legal in Spain—but it's not illegal either. Known for its lax legislation, Spain is a hotspot for cannabis production and consumption. But what does the law actually permit?

  • How to Properly Store Cannabis Edibles & Concentrates

    Storing edibles and concentrates properly can keep them viable for a very long time, and in some cases indefinitely. Here, we'll walk you through how to do that, covering helpful tips for both type ...

  • How to Air Layer Cannabis in 7 Simple Steps

    Air layering is a strange propagation technique that grows new roots midway up a cannabis branch. An effective cloning method, it's great for multiplying your yield and conserving desirable phenoty ...

  • Cannabis Legislation in Africa: The Latest News

    It is possible to legally grow, process, and export cannabis in mulitple African countries. But who does it benefit—the locals, or European and North American corporations?

  • DynaVap M Plus Vaporizer Review

    If you've ever used a DynaVap M vaporizer, you'll know just how easy and functional these devices are. As the latest addition to this range, the M Plus possesses features that places it head and sh ...

  • Can Vapes Trigger Smoke Alarms?

    Vaping, especially among the young, is becoming wildly popular. Once something you could do practically anywhere, it is becoming more and more restricted. Here, find out all you need to know about ...

  • How to Pair Cannabis and Wine

    Wine and weed can pair well in terms of both flavour and effects, and the results can be very special. While there are no hard rules about pairings—if it tastes good, it is good—knowing more about ...

  • Phosphorus Deficiency in Cannabis: Signs and Solutions

    Phosphorus is a macronutrient that is necessary for the development of the cannabis plant. When phosphorus concentrations are lacking, problems can occur. Read along to find out how to identify, tr ...

  • Joints, Blunts, and Spliffs: Their Differences Explained

    Spliffs, joints, blunts... they're all just ways of smoking weed, right? While it's true the usage of these terms is fluid, each does refer to a specific and distinct experience. Keep reading to fi ...

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