Real Afghani Hashish

CANNABIS CULTURE – Beautiful bricks of #1 Gold Seal Hash from Afghanistan come to the East Coast of Canada.

Canada’s East Coast has long been recognized as a haven for hash smugglers, just like the “rum runners” of yesteryear. The rugged coastline’s abundance of remote yet accessible covers is perfectly suited for any type of smuggling operation.

The heyday of hash smuggling took place in the late 1970s, when every type of hash from many exotic locations was being shipped into North America. Tons upon tons were sold to and consumed by large populations of major cities. Blond Lebanese, Red Moroccan, Citral, Afghani Fingers, Nepalese Temple Balls, Rose of Lebanon – the list of fine quality hash went on and on, and it was a bonanza for the consumer. In fact, a lot of people on the East Coast had never even smoked marijuana buds, as the market was dominated by hash. Everyone smoked hash, and it was everywhere to be found.

But all good things come to an end, and it was no different for hash smuggling. By the early 1980s, huge busts were routine. Twenty- to fifty-ton seizures by police were not uncommon, and before long, huge financial losses and lengthy jail sentences took all the fun out of smuggling. The East Coast may have been the best place to smuggle to, but was the worst place in Canada to get caught. The glory days of hash smuggling were over. Huge demand in North America outstripped supply; it was much more difficult to bring in the huge loads of years past. Prices went up, and a lot of key people were sent to jail.

At one time, the people involved in smuggling were mostly a good bunch of rogues, and there was little violence associated with the hash trade. When those decent people went out of business in the ’80s, a whole new crowd of biker gangs and organized crime families moved in to do business. The whole industry changed, and so did the quality of the hash. In an attempt to maximize profits, re-pressing was born. Re-pressing is the process of breaking down good quality hash by adding a bunch of fillers to increase the weight, and re-pressing it into slabs. Dealers use many different fillers – all of them bad – to inflate their supply. Think of the notorious “soapbar” hash in the United Kingdom and Europe, a very low-grade contaminated black hash that dominates the market.

Real, prime imported hash was (and to some extent still is) almost impossible to get. However, the East Coast has recently resurfaced as the destination for Afghani hash smuggled in from overseas. I was able to get my hands on 100 kg (220 lb) of primo, #1 Gold Seal Afghani, pictured here. It arrived in five ammunition cans containing 20 kg (44 lb) of hash each, and the slabs had traditional red cellophane wrapping and were embossed with a gold stamp. A lot of people on the East Coast of Canada are reminded of the good old days when they discover how potent the smoke is. Though paltry in size compared to the days of old, this shipment is the real deal: high quality, real Afghani hashish.

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  8. jupnorth on

    dont just dream about it just go ahead have it ur own and if they that heavy then how much they cost give it few blocks free all pay u back lol

  9. Karibdis on

    im finding that good solid is in good supply atm in the UK. In the past month have come across some absolutely banging gold seal with amazing citral flavour, very fresh indian charas, blond leb – powdery and sticky, moroccan full-moon and double zero, the surfaces of these shimmer with crystals and bubble vigarously under flame… and thats just the high grade stuff..

    However the UK bud market seems completely shot – never have I seen such bad product for such high prices. Either too wet, too dry, sprayed and never cured…

  10. Headrush on

    I got some the other day!!! first time in about 12 years to get some Gold seal. It’s so niiice.

  11. Anonymous on

    i need info on prices for bubble hash by the ounce north west area [email protected] hit me up! smoke smoke smoke!

  12. onegreenday on

    Taliban will never equal the depravity
    of Amerika/Canada. You need to do some
    reading on the subject. You have swallowed
    the media story hook, line &sinker.

  13. Anonymous on

    Who do you think profits from this hash? You said yourself the good guys all got out of the smuggling game long ago. Time was, this hash would’ve been produced by the Northern Alliance, the Afghani resistance to the Taliban. These days though, buy real Afghani hash (or heroin), and you’re giving money to the Taliban. They control the production of marijuana and opium in Afghanistan, they control how it gets out of Afghanistan, and they make the money. They use that money to maintain their hold in a country they’ve fucked up even beyond the ridiculously fucked-up state they found it in.
    Just a reminder: the Taliban torture and kill innocent people every day because they think god wants them to. They kill female rape VICTIMS, women and girls who go to school…these are the people you want to give your money to? You live in CANADA for fuck’s sake, arguably the best place in the world for quality weed. Buy some local bubble hash, buy some local buds, what the fuck are you doing buying 220lbs of shit just to line the pockets of monsters?
    It might also be pertinent to point out that Canada has over 2,500 service personnel in Afghanistan right now, and 118 Canadians have been killed by the Taliban so far.
    Really think about where your money’s going.

  14. Anonymous on

    I WANT TO GET ME SOME 220 POUNDS OF GOLD SEAL TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  15. Custonedian on

    Would be a dream to see some of that stuff over in Sask. 🙁

  16. Chino on

    I remember in the late 80’s all we could get in northern Ontario was gold seal hash….and oil. Great hash for great prices. Too bad you have to fly to Amsterdam to have a nice menu of hash these days. Great pics btw. Peace.