Forgive me, Mr. Chaucer, for bringing up such a couple of strange question, but there are a few things I have been wonderynge since we began our pilgrimmage and they are beginning to itch at my mind and so I must ask– I hope you will excuse my curiosity toward matters unrelated to our current reading.
I have read from a certain source (http://www.alchemylab.com/cannabis_stone4.htm) that sometimes references to the “Green Man” may have been made as secretive references to bhang or hashish. Is there any possible truth to this?
Also, what was the status of cannabis in your time? Would perhaps one of the pilgrims ever have considered lighting up a road doobie? Was it used at all in England in Medieval times or was it still stuck in other regions? Just curious….for no reason.