The first seeds of Afghan hemp were imported from Afghanistan to the Netherlandsin the mid-1970s andin the years that followed, its popularity in Europe grew. Afghanistan has become one of the major suppliers of cannabis genetics and many growers, enthusiasts, but also industry professionals have gone to Afghanistan to acquire new cannabis species.
AfghanskNowadays, hemp seeds are very popular all over the world because they can bloom faster and after approx. 7-8 weeksthe plant is ready for harvest. For this reason, Afghan hemp is also very popular for indoor growing. Plants usually reach a height of between 100 and 110 cm. This variety has a very strong effect and a high proportion of "tetrahydrocannabinol".
History of cannabis from Afghanistan
Cannabis cultivation has a very long tradition in Afghanistan. The people have grown it for thousands of years and its practical use is deeply rooted in the culture of that state.
She knowsmy cannabis botanist Robert Connell Clarkeranks Afghan varieties of cannabis among Indian cannabis, which has also been taken over by most literature in the past. To make this not very simple, some growers approach Afghan tribes closer to ruderal, although the wild type of Afghan cannabis usually has a higher cannabinoid content.
Perhaps even moreconfusing is the fact that so-called. "afghanica" it often has many features usually associated with Indian varieties. The leaves are usually broad, dark green with occasional violet reflections at the time of inflorescence. High THC content, but also a high content of substances such as CBD and CBN it leads to sedative or sedative effects when used. Adult plants are often low and rarely exceed two meters in height.
Popular strain Afghan Kush
Found in the heart of the Hindu Kush Mountains, a very rich source of cannabis resin.Afghan Kushis a variety with very intoxicating effects and an intense feeling of physical intoxication. For some weekend smokers it may be "a little too" to handle it, but its high THC contentis an ideal factor mainly for its medical use.
EffectIt also serves as an excellent appetite stimulator and has extensive properties as an analgesic (pain relief). It provides moderate energy support at first, but it is incredibly relaxing overall.
Appearance: Afghan Kush has almost a plethora of different brown-orange capillaries in the final stage of flowering, which help the overall orange-brown color of the plant.
Smell and taste: Afghan Kush smells like a strong blend of mango and orange with hints of light musty. This variety tastes a lot like smells, and it is very positive.
effects: Later evening hours are usually more suitable for Afghan Kush. If you manage to get the first slightly energy kick, then you will lose it during the next approx. 15-20 minutes when its sedative effects are fully manifested.
Afghan Hemp Industry
Afghanistan has always been a world leader in hashish production for centuries. Since 2010 he has retained his leadership as the worlds largest hashish producer. UN Office for drugs and crime (UNODC)has published analyzes where it is estimated to be 24,000 Ha of land is used annually in Afghanistan for growing Afghan cannabis plants. However, this is certainly not the largest area devoted to cannabis cultivation worldwide.
For example, in yearits about twice as much ( 47.000 Ha), but the abundant production of resin in Afghan hemp and the rich harvest of experienced Afghan farmers mean a higher total return for Afghanistan. According to UNODC afghanish farmers earn up to 145 kilograms of hashish per hectare of hemp land while in Morocco it is about 40kg per hectare.
OIn 2008, Afghan farmers attention shifted from opium production to cannabis. For many Afghan rural people, cannabis cultivation is the only source of their income. Overhead costs for growing marijuana are lower than that for opium, and farmers are also less likely to be penalized. On the other hand, net profit is very lucrative, as Afghanistans interest is increasing.
Cannabis policy in Afghanistan
Despite the radical Islamic ban on the use of narcotics, the subculture of supporters of both opium and cannabis use is widespread. The Talibans radical forces have often brutally suppressed drug production and also affected its use among the population. In fact, profits from the production of hashish were funded by such terrorist groups.
After the US intervention in Afghanistan released Pentagon list of fifty Afghan drug barons who were linked to the Taliban tip and issued an order for their immediate detention. United AttentionHowever, the US has so far focused mainly on producing more dangerous opium, leading to greater cannabis production.