Alcohol vs recreational drugs. The tug-of-war to see which one is more creative has been ongoing for hundreds of years. Minds like Beethoven, Churchill and Ernest Hemingway all attributed major successes to the creativity boost they got after drinking.
Conversely, pot heads tend to firmly assert more creativity and “opening their minds” after eating a few special brownies.
So which one wins out in the creativity debate? The minds at DNews compiled the best and most recent research to settle the argument. Spoilers: Alcohol wins out, but only slightly. Ultimately, the true test comes down to how one defines creative thinking and personal preference.