William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg in conversation 1991 – 2 (“Marijuana Habits”)

The May 27 1991 Burroughs and Ginsberg conversation continues, after this momentary exchange

AG: That wasn’t very strong grass, but I did feel it most of the morning.

WSB: It’s stronger than what you realize. It makes more of a dent in your consciousness than you realize. In other words, it has no.. It doesn’t have an impact, but there’s definitely a shift…

AG: Yeah

WSB: …of consciousness, I thought.   I’ll roll some more in a moment.

Yes, it’s certainly for me, the most beneficent and useful of all drugs. I got so much from it, writing.

AG: I don’t smoke much any more..

WSB: Well, I smoke..

AG: When somebody has it around I do.

WSB: I.. I must have it. I need it for my work. But I find that if I smoke a joint and then look at a picture, there’s so much…

AG: Well, yeah, there’s a lot more..to see (actually)..

[Audio of this exchange can be found here, beginning at approximately eleven-and-a-half minutes in and concluding  at approximately twelve-and-a-half minutes in] 

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