Did the Bard Smoke Weed?
It’s not that hard to wrap your mind around that concept. Many intellectuals, even historical figures smoked weed in their own time. Evidence show that even Joan of Arc and Christopher Columbus “blazed the 420”. So does that mean marijuana pushed people to greatness? That’s still up for debate but what we can take from this is that Shakespeare could have been totally baked when he was writing his famous plays such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, and Macbeth.
Researchers found traces of cannabis on clay pipes where Shakespeare previously resided (Stratford-Upon-Avon). He also mentioned a “noted weed” in one of his sonnets. If this indeed validates the claim that the greatest dramatist of all time smoked weed, then all stoners can now rejoice because their time is not being wasted contrary to popular belief (I’ll be eagerly waiting for the next genius who will yet again change the world and ask him if he used weed as “genius fuel”).
Here are some videos that discuss the matter:
Now when someone nags you about being the bane of society when you blaze it, tell them you’re on your way on becoming the next Shakespeare.