Hilaritas Press Authors

Sebastián Marincolo

Sebastián Marincolo, aka Dr. Sebastian Schulz studied philosophy and linguistics at the University of Tübingen, Germany, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. He was a student of William Lycan, Simon Blackburn, Gianfranco Soldati, and Manfred Frank, some of the most influential philosophers of consciousness today, and received his magna cum laude Ph.D. with a thesis about a critical analysis of neurophilosophical theories of consciousness.

Marincolo has researched the cannabis high and its potential as an altered state of consciousness for more than 25 years, and has published four books and numerous articles on the cannabis high. He was mentored by his late friend Harvard Assoc. Prof. Emer. Lester Grinspoon, one of the most renowned cannabis experts in the world.

Marincolo’s expert blog with essays on the cannabis high appeared online in five languages for Sensi Seeds Amsterdam, the largest cannabis seed bank in the world.

The highly influential educational platform for cannabis professionals Greenflower Media/Los Angeles produced his online courses on cannabis and the enhancement of creativity and empathic understanding in 2016.

As a photographer, he produced the limited-edition macro photo art series The Art of Cannabis,  which helped him to visualize his work for a broader public.

His unusual research and work has received positive reviews and attention worldwide, despite the strong taboo surrounding the topic of cannabis use. Marincolo has been featured in international news outlets, and he has appeared as a guest on various international TV and radio shows and podcasts.

He worked as a photographer, as a creative director, as well as a communications and marketing consultant for various communication agencies, NGO’s, and other many other clients.

In 2017, he took on the position of Director of Communications and Marketing, Germany, for one of the largest cannabis producers in the world. During this time, he helped educate both health professionals and the wider public about medical cannabis.

Marincolo currently works as a freelance writer and communications consultant. He lives with his family in Eschborn near Frankfurt am Main.

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Elevated: Cannabis as a Tool for Mind Enhancement

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“A marijuana high can enhance core human mental abilities. It can help you to focus, to remember, to see new patterns, to imagine, to be creative, to introspect, to empathically understand others, and to come to deep insights. If you don’t find this amazing you have lost your sense of wonder. Which, by the way, is something a high can bring back, too.”

– Sebastián Marincolo

In this bonus episode of the Hilaritas Press Podcast, Mike Gathers chats with Sebastián Marincolo about his Hilaritas Press publication, Elevated: Cannabis as a Tool for Mind Enhancement.