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William Shakespeare was a 16th century English playwright who is widely considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, dramatists of all time. His plays, which include such classics such Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, and Hamlet, are still performed, adapted, and swooned over today.
Place in Marijuana History
Researchers found traces of cannabis on clay pipes uncovered in the garden of Shakespeare's home in Stratford-upon-Avon. The pipes dated from the 17th century (Shakespeare died in 1616), so they are contemporary with Shakespeare. And Shakespeare wrote about a "noted weed" in one of his sonnets. I think we can all guess what he was talking about...
Why It's Awesome
Remember those plays I mentioned earlier? Those aren't the only ones: Shakespeare also penned A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, and Macbeth. If smoking a bit of grass helped Shakespeare create masterpieces, then stoners everywhere have another reason to assure their parents that they are not, in fact, wasting their lives. I, for one, would love to see a sonnet composed by a contemporary pothead. Shall I compare thee to a Doritos Locos? Thou art more flavorful and delicious.l< << PREV 1 of 13 NEXT >>
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