Imported versus Domestic Hashish - A Tale of Two Countries
@Fatliltabby Would like to raise an issue that is rarely discussed by contemporary stoners because it is rare to see either imported flower or imported hashish in the US at any price point. DJ Short and Steve D'Angelo have written extensively on this issue. Landrace flower strains simply grow best in their native terrior (that is, native conditions) whether sativa or indica. Never judge the effects of a strain only by its appearance. The most devastating and speedy sativa strain I ever purchased was Black Congolese in 1978 from an African undergraduate. A half ounce of this strain was $75 at the time (expensive) and was composed of smaller black nuggets with only a few seeds. Judged by appearance alone , the quality of the strain should have been mid level. However, its sativa effects were profound. It was so speedy that it was difficult to sleep until the next night. It produced strong cotton mouth and unbelievably red eyes. Eye drops didn't help - several clerks at a convenience store commented on my extremely red eyes and my obviously stoned condition. This strain was an appetite suppressant and provided a VERY trippy 8-10 hour high... No exaggeration- Shulgin Level 3-4. A few days ago, I watched a National Geographic show on Hashish. There were interviews with Moroccan farmers in the Rif mountains (elevation + 5000 feet) who stated (translated) "All this land is good for is Hashish. It is the only thing that will grow here." For the Hashish lover, it is a great problem to have. This area produces the highest quality gold / brown hashish. I can vouch for its extremely high quality - Moroccan brown or gold artisan hashish. Our domestic hashish pales in comparison to this #1 export crop of Morocco. Hashish provides sustenance for 1000s of villagers. By the way, hashish is still illegal in Morocco - laws are simply not enforced. They showed acres and acres of beautiful Indica flower in the Rif mountains. DJ Short (renown grower) indicated that certain cannabis strains can't come close to the quality of their native terrior - no matter how good the genetics or even in optimal growing conditions. Another example of this is coffee. At one time, the Philippines was a world leader in coffee production. It has the right climate for coffee production. However, their coffee is not in demand at all - they produce a harsh robusta brew. International companies are now investing in acreage in Columbia to produce cannabis - IF it ever becomes legal in more nations. Would like to hear if others have had similar experiences (e.g., FatLilTabby).