It’s estimated that as many as 238 million people worldwide have consumed cannabis at some point in their lives.
That’s according to the United Nations’ World Drug Report. It’s also a figure that’s almost double the population of Mexico. Make no mistake: cannabis is the most widely-used drug in the world and a drug at the centre of a booming industry in the US, where it’s become legalised in several states.
With so many people all over the world enjoying the benefits of marijuana it stands to reason that online streaming platforms like Netflix should be reaping the rewards. But where do stoners go if they want to watch something a little more simplistic?
Getting high and trying to follow the myriad plotlines of a show like The Wire, for instance, can be a tricky and, quite often, confusing business. You’ll pause, you’ll rewind and if you’re mid-way through the second season you may even switch off.
No, stoners need something a little less complicated while, at the same time, somewhat more visually stimulating. The solution can be found on Instagram and the inspired account @IfYouHigh.
It’s the perfect collection of some of the most hypnotic and visually-satisfying videos on the internet and it’s an absolute joy to watch from start to finish – even if you aren’t high. It’s got a little something for everyone, whether it’s a simple bit of chopping:
Or the majestic mechanics of a typewriter:
You can watch an entire building rise up out of nothing in just 30 seconds:
Or a mesmerising bit of roller-blading:
Some clips are so abstract they are almost impossible to explain – you just have to see:
And there are some familiar favourites on show too – like bubble wrap:
It’s the sort of stuff that will inspire deep thoughts about our place in the universe:
Or just totally mess with your head:
Whatever the case, head over to @ifyouhigh on Instagram for more mind-bending magic. – you won’t rgeret it.
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Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.