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

  • 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 ...

  • Can You Bring Vapes on a Plane?

    In the eyes of the law, vapes are innocuous enough, but the herbs and juices we put inside them might not be. With this in mind, you can usually take vaporizers onto planes, but there are a few imp ...

  • How and When to Transplant Cannabis Seedlings

    The seedling phase is arguably the most important of the entire cannabis life cycle. Whether you grow from seed or clone, the hands-on part of cultivation begins with seedlings. Transplanting is al ...

  • Cannabis Flavonoids: A Comprehensive Guide

    Flavonoids aren't so well-known, but they are still a relevant part of cannabis' chemical makeup, affecting the colour of the cannabis plant and potentially altering the high it produces. Here we t ...

  • A Guide to Supplemental Greenhouse Lighting

    Using supplemental lighting can help you get the most out of growing weed in a greenhouse. Whether it's to provide extra illumination during those cloudy days, or you want to grow well into the win ...

  • Top 10 Best Cannabis Strains For Euphoria

    Who doesn't love intense waves of euphoria? In this article, we look at 10 of our favourite euphoria-inducing strains. Keep reading to find out more!

  • Do Vapes Smell And What Can You Do About It?

    Vaping is better than smoking if you're concerned about the telltale smell of weed. Still, it's not 100% effective. Keep reading to learn all about the scent emitted by vaping cannabis and what to ...

  • Cannabis Cultivation and Energy Consumption: Expert Strategies

    Unlock the secrets of eco-friendly cannabis cultivation! Our comprehensive guide dives into energy-efficient lighting, climate control, and sustainable practices to make your grow both economical a ...

  • How to Make Rosin Cannabis Oil

    Discover the simplicity of making high-quality rosin cannabis oil at home. This potent, solventless concentrate is easy to produce, offering purity and strength without complex procedures. Learn ho ...

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