So, to put it bluntly...
Shakespeare was a stoner.
The scientists at the Evolutionary Studies Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand, tested 24 fragments of pipe loaned from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and cannabis was found in eight samples, four of which came from Shakespeare's property.
Now, the question we are all thinking: Did the weed have an influence on this sensational playwright’s work?
Stoners of the world:
You can now use “Shakespeare did it so now I can too! Not all stoners are bums and losers. This guy was the most successful playwright of all time.” As another excuse to your mom, dad, or anyone else for that matter.
And you’ll start writing all the best plays. Including, but not limited to:
Twelfth Night Faded
A Midsummer Night's Taco Run
Much Ado About Doing Nothing
The Dealer of Venice
Alls Well That Ends Weed
“Shall I compare thee to a giant bag of chips, or some Chicken McNuggets... thou art more lovely and temperate...”
(Please note: I’m not condoning illegal behavior. If you don’t smoke, that’s cool too dude. You could be next Shakespeare without the added doobie. Just maybe it won’t be as fun.)