Gandalf, Pipeweed, and Marijuana

Robyn Sinead Sheppard
2 min readSep 5, 2023

Because Nobody Did Magic by Smoking Tobacco

I’ve always thought that in the Trilogy of the Rings, Gandalf the Wizard was smoking something other than tobacco in his ever-present pipe.

I got the idea for this story last night after smoking a bowlful of my own pipeweed, aka marijuana. And as is usual, I forgot all about it in the morning. That’s the…

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Robyn Sinead Sheppard

A happily retired technical writer, I write in order to understand what I'm thinking.