Lebanese Hashish: From Planting To Production

Lebanese Hashish: From Planting To Production

Lebanese Hashish: From Planting To Production

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s