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 realize 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

Latest posts
  • What’s the Difference Between a Coffeeshop and a Cannabis Dispensary?

    For some of us, it's still necessary to buy cannabis illegally. However, in a growing number of countries and states, it is becoming possible to buy cannabis without breaking the law. Here we exami ...

  • Cannabis Sugar Leaves: What Are They & How to Use Them

    Cannabis sugar leaves can be used for all sorts of purposes, most of which can get you high! Along with the buds, sugar leaves are the only part of the plant that produces trichomes in abundance, s ...

  • Cannabis and Leafhoppers: How to Identify and Treat

    Leafhoppers are not a disaster if you find them hopping around on your cannabis plants—but it's still better not to have them. In this article, we delve into leafhoppers, and ask what you can do to ...

  • How to Control and Prevent Stretching in Cannabis Plants

    Ever wondered why your weed plants sometimes shoot upward overnight? Is it a bad thing when cannabis plants stretch, and how can you prevent it? In this article, we answer these questions and more. ...

  • All About Ripening Cannabis Buds

    When growing weed, it can sometimes feel like not much changes during the final couple of weeks of bloom. However, on a molecular level, some of the most important work is happening. That's why it' ...

  • How to Grow Stronger Weed

    Most people who use cannabis would like to try, at least from time to time, a monstrously strong strain. Those who grow it themselves often wonder if and how they can make their cannabis stronger. ...

  • How to Grow Weed Indoors Without Lights

    Many people think that growing weed indoors is a high-tech operation—and it certainly can be. However, this needn't be the case. In this article, we look at how to grow weed indoors without artific ...

  • Everything You Need to Know About Cannabis Grow Tents

    If you want to grow weed indoors, and you don't want to dedicate an entire room to it, then your best bet is probably a grow tent. It allows you to optimise your plants' environment, not to mention ...

  • Does Smoking Weed Affect Relationships?

    Smoking weed with your partner can be stimulating, hilarious, and highly relaxing. But if you overdo it, cannabis can also drive people apart and damage relationships. Here we look at how to use ca ...

  • How Does Cannabis Impact Memory?

    Does smoking weed affect your memory? This is one of the most important questions we can ask, as our memory is incredibly important. The short answer is yes. But acknowledging that opens the door t ...

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