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

  • How Tall Do Weed Plants Grow?

    Cannabis plants can grow monstrously tall or adorably short. Aside from genetics, a range of factors dictate how big your plants will turn out, and understanding these gives you much greater contro ...

  • Lactic Acid Bacteria: A Probiotic for Cannabis Plants

    LAB are bacteria that can ferment sugars into lactic acid, which can result in a range of beneficial effects for your cannabis grow. From improving the soil biome to helping your plants fend off pe ...

  • All You Need to Know About Sexing Cannabis Plants

    Sexing plants is necessary in pretty much all weed grows. Whether you want a crop of fat flowers or you're looking to breed the latest award-winning cultivar, you'll need to identify the sex of you ...

  • History of Vaporizers

    Humans, it turns out, have been vaporizing herbs for the purposes of relaxation and healing for quite some time. Here we track the past, present, and future of vaporizers, offering some clarity on ...

  • How to use Cannabis Seed Booster For Germination

    Germination is a tricky period of the growing cycle, but it also lays the groundwork for a rewarding yield. The Cannabis Seed Booster improves the chances of victory by optimising germination, assi ...

  • Cannabis Cups: Past, Present, and Future

    Cannabis cups have come a long way in their short lifespan. From secretive, underground events to global celebrations, let's take a look at the fast-evolving world of cannabis cups.

  • When to Switch From the Vegetative to the Flowering Stage

    All cannabis plants that make it to maturity will, at some point, switch from the vegetative stage to the flowering stage, at which point they begin to develop their sought-after buds. Here, we aim ...

  • The Rise and Fall of MedMen

    MedMen, once valued at $3 billion dollars, is no more. Here we look at their story, explore what went wrong, and ask what it can tell us about the fate of the wider cannabis industry.

  • 8 Ways to Increase Your Cannabis High

    Over time, the high from weed can start to diminish somewhat. But it needn't be that way! Whether you go for a run, stop smoking, or eat some dark chocolate, there are ways to increase the effects ...

  • How to Build an Automated Cannabis Curing System

    An automated curing system can streamline the cannabis curing process and optimise the quality of your bud. Plus, it's a fun project for those who enjoy such tasks! Here we outline the benefits and ...

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