Get your tickets to Tolkien today!
Join us in our 24 Hour Chatroom!
Get your tickets to Tolkien today!
Join us on Instagram

Latest Tweets

  1. Here is Obi-Wan himself saying LORD OF THE RINGS is a key inspiration for Star Wars

  2. Type the year you turned 10 into a GIF search

  3. How do you reconcile this commonly held opinion with Tolkien's actual text in The Silmarillion & Unfinished Tales w…

Gandalf Denies Drug Allegations

December 4, 2002 at 12:10 am by xoanon  - 

From IMDB: Sir Ian McKellen, who plays Gandalf in The Two Towers, has denied using marijuana in his “weed pipe”! The story of the Two Towers adapted from the second part of Jr Tolkein’s trilogy The Lord Of The Rings contains references to Gandalf’s enjoyment of smoking “pipe weed.” These references have often been associated with marijuana – however McKellen doesn’t believe that this holds true. He says, “There are many groups who claim the Rings as their own. Proponents of marijuana, for instance, associate pipe weed with the taste of pot. Tolkein made it very clear that it’s nicotine they’re smoking. I don’t think it was pot in their pipes. At least, there wasn’t any in mine.” [More]

[NB we’re quoting IMDB’s spelling of Tolkien’s name exactly as they write it!]

Posted in Old Main News on December 4, 2002 by

Daggers of Tauriel

Comments are closed.