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    Was Shakespeare a stoner?

    I found this article amusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doingtimeonmyass View Post
    I found this article amusing.
    Some of the great literary geniuses of the day were drug users. Cooleridge had a serious opium habit. His poem 'Kubla Khan' is essentially a giant ode to drug induced hallucination.

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    Drugs give people a lot of great ideas at times.

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    Many people who are very creative often have a history of drug/alcohol use/abuse.

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    Marijuana is a plant, not a drug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Type Fran├žais View Post
    Drugs give people a lot of great ideas at times.
    I agree, but whether or not they're able to get them down on paper while under the influence is another thing. That can be a challenge at times.

    I just can't believe people are going to waste who knows how much money to drug test William Shakespeare to see if he smoked pot. What a waste. It wasn't even illegal in most places until the United States made it so and well over 100 other countries went along for the ride in the 1960s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpbullock View Post
    Marijuana is a plant, not a drug.
    I agree. I miss Bill Hicks among others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    I always send their email messages to my representatives along with those from NORML and MPP. It's going to happen. It's just a matter of time.

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    He was as drunk as a skunk most nights and a lot of his work was written to pay his booze bill.

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