A Doobie By Any Other Name…..

By  | July 14, 2017 | Filed under: Interesting Facts, News

One frequent claim by people who use marijuana is that it enhances their creativity.  Many artists and musicians throughout history have spoken about their own marijuana use.

Shakespeare, considered by many to be one of the greatest writers of all time was he a “stoner”?   Some Shakespearean allusions, including a mention of a ‘noted weed’ in Sonnet 76.

In 2001, a study conducted by Francis Thackeray found marijuana residue in pipe fragments unearthed in Shakespeare’s garden, reported the journal Live Science. Though cannabis was cultivated in England during Shakespeare’s day for rope-making and other textiles, it’s unclear if it was used recreationally. It was possible references Shakespeare’s work itself, that encouraged Thackeray’s line of inquiry.

Sonnet 76

Why is my verse so barren of new pride,
So far from variation or quick change?
Why with the time do I not glance aside
To new-found methods and to compounds strange?
Why write I still all one, ever the same,
And keep invention in a noted weed,
That every word doth almost tell my name,
Showing their birth and where they did proceed?
O, know, sweet love, I always write of you,
And you and love are still my argument;
So all my best is dressing old words new,
Spending again what is already spent:
For as the sun is daily new and old,
So is my love still telling what is told.

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