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The Stone Age

New York City's first and only immersive exhibit about cannabis—and the only experience to encourage coming to it high—opens this week with eight rooms to take you on a journey across various states of being. The Stone Age, which is a woman and minority-owned business by Sasha Perelman and Elizabeth Santana, whisks you up a tunnel-like escalator into the exhibition which delves into the many benefits of cannabis, from increased creativity and arousal to euphoria, pain management and mindfulness by using eye-grabbing art installations across 9,000 square feet of its Chelsea building. Santana and Perelman wanted to create an experience that was "relatable no matter your relationship with cannabis." Photograph: Shaye Weaver/Time Out The first state you'll walk through is "Arousal" which uses art to illustrate "anticipation," "excitement," "plateau" and "orgasm," from a black light painting by Anna Sibel to a pulsating light installation by Jason Krugman—all of which are Instagrammable. Then you'll find out how cannabis works to increase your creativity through interactive digital art that you can make by moving your body and music you can collaborate on by pushing buttons with your pals. "Euphoria" is experienced through a beautiful room filled with crystals and paintings evoking the literal Stone Age that you can step inside and take your photo with, while "mindfulness" asks you to take part in a communal art project. "Pain" shows an artist's interpretation of the mental ha

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