Behind Tolkien’s Books: Is Hobbit Pipe-Weed Really Cannabis? Bailey Rahn. If you’ve ever read J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit or Lord of the Rings …
Popular varieties of pipe-weed included Longbottom Leaf, Old Toby (named after Tobold Hornblower), Southern Star, and Southlinch, which is grown in Bree. Merry smoking his pipe-weed The Wizard Gandalf learned to smoke pipe-weed from the hobbits and was known to blow elaborate smoke-rings.
Because The Lord of the Rings leaped into mass market popularity in the 1960s, its surge in popularity matched the surge in drug abuse among American and European teenagers and young adults. Hence, many people naturally associated Tolkien’s pipe-weed with marijuana but there is absolutely no connection.
If JRR Tolkien’s innocent smoking habits aren’t enough to convince you that the hobbit’s pipe-weed is something simply comparable to tobacco, let us examine briefly marijuana and its place in the world at the time Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings.
About Pipe-weed Pipe-weed is the name Tolkien used to refer to tobacco products in LOTRO Lore , and was referred to several times in The Lord of the Rings. Game Developers have confirmed that Pipe-weed is used to refer only to tobacco products and firmly refute any links to illicit substances.
There is another astonishing thing about Hobbits of old that must be mentioned, an astonishing habit: they imbibed or inhaled, through pipes of clay or wood, the smoke of the burning leaves of a herb, which they called pipe-weed or leaf, a variety probably of Nicotiana. The Hobbit: Thank goodness!” said Bilbo laughing, and handed him the …
Please note, marijuana wasn’t called ”weed” when Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings. There is absolutely nothing to suggest that the man smoked marijuana except for the desperate desires of marijuana smokers to legitimize their need for the stuff the same thing that causes them to imagine it everywhere.
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Lord of the Rings 1978 2nd edition with the extended version of all three movies and a hobbit pipe. The books are rare but do not have dust covers. The box is in good shape.