I really have not heard of anybody talking about marijuana and the book "The Hobbit" along with "The Lord of the Rings". I mean they smoke their pipe-weed, dress in multi-colorful garb, obviously always have the munchies, are peaceful and enjoy poetry and laughter. They enjoy gardening and natural things. From the Return of the King: "Altogether 1420 in the Shire was a marvellous year. Not only was there wonderful sunshine and delicious rain, in due times and perfect measure, but there seemed something more..." "And no one was ill, and everyone was pleased, except those who had to mow the grass" anybody else think of anything from those books?