Cannabis in Egypt
The friendly locals are happy to lead you in the right direction if you find yourself in Egypt looking for a smoke. It's important to always be cautious and respectful while visiting another country.
But you should still take the opportunity to enjoy yourself to the fullest by partaking of the local hashish, the main cannabis product available in Egypt. I will cover the price, quality, and types of cannabis that can be found in Egypt.
Cannabis in Egypt
As early as 2,000 BCE, Egypt saw the benefits of medical marijuana. Scrolls were found showing medicinal plants and their uses, and wouldn't you know, cannabis was on that list. Times have changed, as well as the attitudes toward it, but it is clear that cannabis has been around forever.
Egyptian law enforcement does not see the control of cannabis as a high priority, although penalties can be severe depending on the situation. To be on the safe side, I would not carry large quantities on my person. I would not expect the legalization of cannabis in Egypt very soon, even though there are around fifteen million regular users in the country due to its low price and availability. Cannabis is used socially and is tolerated by most. It is seen as something for the middle-class. Those in higher standing see alcohol as prestigious, making alcohol a more costly product in Egypt.
The easiest way to find cannabis in Egypt is to simply ask. Not everyone is friendly towards cannabis however. Public workers, such as taxi drivers and restaurant waiters, will usually be happy to help you find some nearby hashish. If you are unable to make your way to the Middle East there are a few techniques on how to make hash.
The price of cannabis in Egypt
Cannabis in Egypt is fairly cheap. Prices can depend heavily on your nationality. If you are not being taken advantage of you should expect to pay around 5USD for ten grams of good. Because they hold the value of alcohol over the value of cannabis some may be willing to barter or trade.
The Quality of cannabis in Egypt
Most cannabis harvested in Egypt is processed into hashish. You should expect high quality hashish, but the quality may not be as great as you would find in the nearby city of Lebanon. It is important to mention that you should always be cautious when buying cannabis products. Inspect the cannabis or hashish for anything that should not be there as tourists can easily be taken advantage of.
Cannabis strains from Egypt
Several strains of hashish can be found in Egypt including: Egyptian hash, Lebanese Blonde, White Widow, as well as Skunk, Amnesia Haze, and Shining Silver Haze. If you come across hash oil, which is usually only found in the Middle East, it is potent and worth a try.