William Shakespeare is a giant in the literary and theatrical world. His plays and poems have been performed for hundreds of years and taught to less-than-thrilled high schoolers for generations. Romeo & Juliet is more than just a doomed romance, it has become its own sub-genre.
Anyone who ever had to read Romeo & Juliet in high school also knows that Shakespeare is open minded when it comes to herbal remedies. In Sonnet 76, he explicitly references a “noted weed.” Cannabis is the only explanation for Mercutio’s Queen Mab speech, not to mention most of what happens in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.More →