Yo, what’s good my fellow smokers out there? This article is all about the cannabis scene in Egypt. If you ever find yourself in the land of the pyramids and need a hookup, don’t worry – the locals got your back. Just be respectful and keep it low-key, ya dig?
Let’s get right into it. Back in ancient times, like 2,000 BCE, medical marijuana was already being used in Egypt. That’s right, scrolls were found with lists of medicinal plants and wouldn’t you know it – weed was on that list. Times may have changed but one thing’s for sure – cannabis has been around forever.
Nowadays, Egyptian law enforcement doesn’t really care too much about weed. It’s not their top priority but if you’re caught with a large amount on you, the penalties can be severe. So just keep it chill and don’t carry too much around with you.
I don’t think we’ll be seeing legalization happening anytime soon but that hasn’t stopped around fifteen million regular users getting their fix in the country. And why not? It’s cheap and easy to come by. Cannabis is mostly used socially and tolerated by most people. It’s seen as something for the middle-class which is funny since those who are high up see alcohol as more prestigious. That makes alcohol the more expensive product here.
So how do you get your hands on some herb? Simple – just ask around. Not everyone is down with weed though so be careful who you ask. Public workers like taxi drivers and restaurant waiters are usually cool though and can point you in the right direction. And if you’re unable to make your way to the Middle East, there are always ways to learn how to make hash.
Alright, let’s talk prices. Weed in Egypt won’t break the bank. Depending on where you’re from, prices could vary but a good price for ten grams of quality bud is around 5 bucks. And because they value alcohol more than they do cannabis, some folks might even be willing to barter or trade.
Now let’s get into the quality of cannabis in Egypt. Most of what’s grown here is processed into hashish so don’t expect to find too many strains around. However, the hashish is usually top-notch quality but maybe not as great as what you’d find in Lebanon which is nearby. Just be careful when buying anything weed-related as tourists can easily get ripped off.
If you’re lucky enough to stumble upon some strains of hashish in Egypt, you’ll likely find Egyptian hash (obviously) and Lebanese Blonde or Red. And if you come across hash oil (which is rare), it’s potent stuff so definitely worth trying out.
So that’s all for now folks! Stay safe out there and enjoy your trip to Egypt – just remember to be cautious and respectful when it comes to smoking weed. Later!