As I ascended through a tunnel of color and light, I thought, “Damn, I wish I was high for this.”
Entering The Stone Age, a cannabis-themed installation that just opened in New York City, felt like stepping into a lush, green haven from the busy street. Even completely sober, I felt a wave of calm wash over me as I took in the new smells and sounds.
I visited the pop-up a couple days before the October 1 opening. Through the end of the month, canna-curious New Yorkers can explore the multi-sensory exhibition, which consists of original art, custom soundscapes, and even signature scents inspired by weed.
Before I visited the space, I asked creators Sasha Perelman and Elizabeth Santana if I should pregame with our favorite plant. They said, while I was welcome to come high, the experience was about more than just getting stoned.
While I’ll certainly go back another time for a 4/20-friendly visit, I think someone who’s never tried weed might even have more to gain by visiting. The exhibition is not only fun to explore, but also gives a good overview on how cannabis impacts the body, brain, and society as a whole.