Hashish, Pollen & Oil

Tetrahydrocannabinol

What is Hashish?

Harder types of resin - mostly from Morocco and Lebanon are made by sifting mature cannabis flowers through a series of sieves until only a resinous powder remains. This powder is compressed and heated to allow the resins to melt and stick together forming blocks. The resin is then compressed into blocks and sealed with cellophane or cloth. The result is a hard, brittle hash, usually light yellow to brown and sometimes even reddish brown. Generally, the really hard and yellow stuff which is cerebral is old Lebanese on the whole, and the slightly darker brown hash is usually Moroccan. Apparently, new Lebanese is often also malleable.

The method used in Southern Asia involves rubbing the living flowers of the cannabis plants with hands, a leather apron or other implements. The aim is to get the soft and sticky resins to stick to a surface which can be taken somewhere to be processed and collated. These are then scraped off the skin or leather and rolled into lumps of various sizes and compressed into blocks. The color is usually dark-brown to black on the surface and lighter on the interior - air contact makes this hash go darker in color. The consistency is normally soft and a lump can usually be moulded into various shapes or sausages.

Usually, the potency of seized hash varies from under 1% THC to 26% THC. Typically the strength is 3% to 8% THC, with the rest being vegetable matter. Remember that THC is not the only drug in cannabis - there are various others such as CBD and CBN which all add to the effect.

Cultivation: Cannabis is especially cultivated in the North-West-Frontier- Province which isn't under government control. This region is considered tribal area. Drugs of every kind are produced, as well as weapons. Every man is permitted (and should) bear a firearm. The best Hashish is produced in the regions of Citral, Swat and Khaibar, however many of the field were converted to Opium fields.

Production: The hash is produced quite exactly like in Afghanistan.

Color: Black on the outside, dark-brown inside. Sometimes even kinds of greenish color can be found.

Smell: Spicy to very spicy.

Taste: Very spicy, quite harsh on the throat (like Afghani).

Consistency: Soft, like Afghani.

Effect: Very physical, somewhat stonier than Afghani.

Potency: Medium to potent (2.4%-15% THC)

Availability: Very rare.

Various: Until 1979, when the Islamic Rule (of life) was introduced, one could purchase Opium and Hash of various qualities in the so called Government Opium Shops.

Cultivation: Cannabis is produced in the rural regions like Anatolia.

Production: The manufacture method (and the resulting product) is very similar to Morocco, the Hashish is pressed from Resin-Powder.

Color: Greenish-brown.

Smell: Slightly spicy.

Taste: Not especially aromatic or spicy, very soft on the throat.

Consistency: When pressed correctly Turk is hard like a rock. Sometimes it can look like over aged Moroccan Hash. Sometimes Turkish hash is encountered as brittle thin wafers which crumble and powder easily.

Effect: Highly cerebral compared to other kinds of Hash. Probably the most cerebral high of any kind of Hash.

Potency: Light to medium, rarely potent.(3.5%-8.8% THC)

Availability: Very rare.

Various: Turk can be recognized by the typical crack sound it makes when a slab is broken. Hashish use isn't very common in Turkey, Hash is available but you need to have contacts and be very careful.

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