CS Lewis smoked weed

On a fairly consistent basis, even after he became a Christian. Just found this out.

There's a book called A Severe Mercy, that has 16 letters from Lewis in it. In those letters he talks about getting high.


I've never smoked weed, but I sure dont condemn anyone that does it. Heck I think it should be legalized.

 I found this on another website, not so sure this is true:

In the 1940s to get "high" had no connotation with the use of marijuana, a usage that originated in America in the 60s, but would in this context refer to the state of intellectual excitement experience in vigorous dialectic. It is foolish to attribute modern jargonistic meanings to the word usage of people who wrote in a different idiom in a different era. Lewis never smoked anything other than tobacco.