Lebanese Hashish: From Planting To Production
The cultivation of hashish (cannabis) in Lebanon’s Bekaa valley is a centuries old practice. Local Pashas in Ottoman times encouraged it. Hashish was used as a form of currency and was a household staple. Hashish was banned in 1926 under the French mandate and remains so today. The Lebanese government’s official practice is to trash the substance. But it is far from eradicated. Cultivators of hashish are subject to all sorts stereotyping about their ‘mafia’ and ‘crude’ lifestyle.
In this report, various phases of cannabis production and making hash are shown on television for the first time in the history of Arab media.
Watch Lebanese Hashish: From Planting To Production (2009) 4:24 minutes