The State of the Art Forensic Technology from South Africa suggests that William Shakespeare was fond of the odd spliff.
During the forensic study, scientists used the remaining residue from the clay tobacco pipes on a new and advanced technique called gas chromatography mass spectrometry.
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The suggestion is that he was literally stoned when he wrote few of his plays.
In his sonnet number 76, he mentioned finding ‘invention in a noted weed,’ which could be a reference to find inspiration by smoking pot.