Does pot improve the sound of classical music?

Does pot improve the sound of classical music?


norman lebrecht

October 14, 2014

Only one place to find out. In Colorado, where the symphony orchestra does invitation-only pot concerts.

Tonight I’m going to Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Denver to see the Colorado Symphony Orchestra’s end of summer concert. Normally that wouldn’t require a visit to a pot dispensary beforehand, but this show is the symphony’s first public performance in partnership with the cannabis industry, which ponied up nearly $130,000 to sponsor the Symphony’s “Classically Cannabis” series….

The symphony’s CEO Jerry Kern has teamed up with Big Marijuana to help save a sinking ship.

When the 77-year-old ex-lawyer and Playboy CEO took charge of the Colorado Symphony in 2011, the symphony was nearly bankrupt and $1.2 million in debt.

Read more here.



  • Mikey says:

    Considering the type of effect pot has on people, it MIGHT make a 2 hour Mahler symphony bearable.. you’d keep forgetting how many minutes into the performance you were.

    I once had to take THC pills to deal with chronic nausea caused by medication I was on. I can honestly say that it never took way the nausea.. but I kept forgetting I was nauseous only to remember a few minutes later when the heaves would strike once more.