Can You Work Better While High?

A newfound appreciation for toking up on the job

David H. Freedman
Elemental

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Illustration: Marie Mohanna

BBesides their outsized reputations in the annals of literature, Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, Charles Baudelaire, and Honoré de Balzac had something else in common: their interest in weed. They were all members of the Club des Hashischins — the “Hash Club” — formed in the 19th century as a way to provide opportunities for these…

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David H. Freedman
Elemental

David is a Boston-based science writer. The most recent of his five books is WRONG, about the problems with medical research and other expertise.