By Franca Quarneti via El Planteo

This article was originally published in September 2022.

"The Lord of the Rings" is a beloved epic that has stood the test of time, captivating audiences of all ages and backgrounds. But what is it about this sweeping saga that makes it particularly popular among one group in particular – stoners?

It could be the subtle nods to marijuana that pepper the pages of J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpiece,Or perhaps it's the liberties that director Peter Jackson took with the material, injecting a bit of humor into the story.

Much commented on is the reproach that Saruman makes to Gandalf in "The Fellowship of the Ring," when he tells him that "his love for the hobbit grass has clouded his judgment".

However, this is not the only reference to the plant in the …

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