Drugs have a long tradition in the Beqaa Valley, from the days of the Roman Empire until today cultivators and tribal drug lords working with militias built up a thriving cannabis trade. During the Lebanese Civil War, cannabis cultivation was a major source of income in the Beqaa valley, where most of the country’s hashish and opium was produced, a multibillion-dollar industry fueling the agricultural sector as well as political factions and organized crime. The trade collapsed during the worldwide crackdown on narcotics led by the United States in the early 1990s. Under pressure from the U.S. State Department, the occupying Syrian Army plowed up the Beqaa’s cannabis fields and sprayed them with poison.
There is a type of hash called Bakhoor. Bakhoor means incense. The possible reason why this type of hash is called Bakhoor Hash is that the most prominent smell it carries is that of incense which is a distinct feature present in most of the hash produced in the valley. A 10 ton press is used to make bricks from the powder/resin. The bricks get sent to various other countries in the Middle East.
1kg and 200gr is the standard measure used for weighing a brick of hash and it is called “Hooa”.
The first man who brought (we don’t know from where) seeds to Lebanon was Kablan Isa Al Khoure.
When hashish (resin/powder) is not done just with flowers (habu = pure) It makes you sleep and gives you, likely, headaches. What they mean by “habu” or pure is the use of only and just the flowers and it’s only the first “beating” or shaking. That is habu.
There are two other types of soil: black and white. On these types of soil grow green and yellow plants and flowers. Both black and white soil are rather poor. The black one is more sandy whereas the white one is found more on the mountains and is also poor and thick.
Now let’s get down to the nitty-gritty details …. Below you will be able to read (in no particular order) all the info we have been able to collect during our stay talking with the locals. So what you’re going to read is what the people replied to our questions. We don’t claim to hold the truth, we only bring what the local farmers told us. No more no less. For privacy reasons we have taken out the bits concerning sensitive info.
However the villages up on the mountains were heavily affected by the snow and we witnessed more than one mountain pass shut by the military. This made us take different roads and what a bless t was. We also went to see another region of Lebanon: Mount Lebanon which is yet another marvel of this country. It is in the west of the country and is rich in mountains, forests, rivers, sea.
The trip to Lebanon was fantastic. Lebanon is a great country and up to few years ago it was called the Switzerland of the Middle East where lots of rich people would have their bank accounts… The food is of high standards, great quality, a perfect mix of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. It is really really tasty. We had the pleasure to be hosted by wonderful people who happened to be part of a huge extended family who lives one of the most spectacular places in Lebanon, the Beqaa valley and the surrounding villages. All equally spectacular in their own respect. The weather too is perfect and conducive to cannabis cultivation.
Oil extraction: use only heads, buds, tops and flowers from hash plants. Leave them soaked in pure 95% alcohol or higher in a glass jar. Even better if it’s organic alcohol.
Strain Hunting in Lebanon 2019 The trip to Lebanon was fantastic. Lebanon is a great country and up to few years ago it was called the Switzerland of the Middle East where lots of rich people