The Bard Smoketh?

By on August 10, 2015

We know what we inhaleth, but know not how high we may be.

No wonder we could never understand Shakespeare in school. The fact that he was puffin tuff makes his crazy allegorical rapsodies seem much clearer now.

Cannabis discovered in tobacco pipes found in William Shakespeare’s garden

h/t telegraph.co.uk South African scientists have discovered that 400-year-old tobacco pipes excavated from the garden of William Shakespeare contained cannabis, suggesting the playwright might have written some of his famous works while high. Residue from early 17th century clay pipes found in the playwrights garden, and elsewhere in Stratford-Upon-Avon, were analysed in Pretoria using a sophisticated technique called gas chromatography mass spectrometry, the Independent reports. Of the 24 fragments of pipe loaned from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust to University of the Witwatersrand, cannabis was found in eight samples, four of which came from Shakespeare’s property.

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