RQS Author Cannabis & Psychedelics journalist

Max Sargent

I write about: Hallucinogens, cannabis research, mind

Max Sargent specializes 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, specializing 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

  • Understanding Under-Canopy and Side Lighting for Cannabis

    Light is the fuel that makes cannabis grow, and when all else is right, adding supplemental lighting to your cannabis grow can help to improve bud production and maximise final yields. Follow along ...

  • The Origins and History of Black Friday

    Black Friday seems to come around earlier and earlier with every passing year. This year, as well as buying lots of things, you can find out where it comes from and how it got its name!

  • All About No-Till and No-Dig Gardening for Growing Weed

    No-till and no-dig gardens offer a deviation from standard gardening that at once protects the soil ecosystem and makes your life as a cannabis grower much easier. Find out to create a no-till gard ...

  • What Are the Effects of Cannabis on Hair?

    Many who manufacture cannabis products aren't shy about over-hyping medical claims, nor are those who want to see cannabis legalized. Here, we investigate the potential effects of cannabis on hair, ...

  • Cannabis Distillate: What Is It And Why Is It Important?

    THC distillates are curious cannabis products with huge potency but no flavour. They promise novel applications and open up a future of engineered cannabis. Find out all about cannabis distillates ...

  • How to Identify Laced and Sprayed Weed

    Although not all contaminated cannabis is that dangerous—it's always worth avoiding. Some dealers will spray weed with additives to make it more appealing and profitable, and a minority will lace t ...

  • Leaf Septoria and Cannabis: Prevention & Treatment

    Cannabis leaf septoria is easy to identify, and not a nightmare to treat. Still, it's better to prevent it in the first place. In this article, we show you how to do just that.

  • Cannabis Photography: How to Get Started

    Cannabis photography is a fun hobby that's pretty easy to get started with. And who knows, if you've got the knack for it, you might even be able to turn it into a career! Read along to explore the ...

  • How to Make Weed Thai Sticks

    Thai sticks are potent and burn for many hours, making them a novel and enjoyable way to consume weed—especially with friends. If you're interested, we'll outline their history and how to make them ...

  • Top 10 Healthy Munchie Snacks

    If you use cannabis on a regular basis and often get the munchies, then eating unhealthy foods all the time can really take a toll on your health. Well, you can break the stereotype of the stoner w ...

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