Friday, May 7, 2010
ARLS Marchman Act Blog - Hashish
Millions of Egyptians — some of the world’s most enthusiastic consumers of hashish — are suffering withdrawal pangs after an unprecedented shortage of their favourite narcotic.
A sudden fall in supply of the concentrated form of marijuana has sent prices spiralling, and left smokers searching for alternative highs.
“This is very weird for Egypt. I’ve never seen it like this,” said Yasser, a former police officer-turned-hash dealer.
“My supplier told me he doesn’t know what’s going on. Everybody is going crazy. My friends are telling me they can’t focus at work.”