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Was Shakespeare a stoner? Scientist finds marijuana residue in playwright's pipes

Was Shakespeare a stoner? Scientist finds marijuana residue in playwright's pipes

What's in a name? That which we call some dank bud by any other name would smell as sweet. William Shakespeare didn't write those words exactly, but scientists think it's possible that the Bard of Avon might have been acquainted with a certain relaxing herb. In an article published in the Independent, South African anthropologist Francis Thackeray says four pipes found in Shakespeare's garden have tested positive for cannabis residue. Thackeray and his colleagues tested several of Shakespeare's clay tobacco pipes "using a sophisticated technique called gas chromatography mass spectrometry," the scientist writes. NEWSLETTER: Get the day's...

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