A Pipe Dream?



Hashish-to-hashish.
Cannabis-business-in-smoke.
Doses-to-doses!

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Hashish is a drug made by processing and compressing trichomes of the cannabis plant, known in some places as marijuana, ganja, or “the weed,” and has a long history, its first recorded attestation found in a pamphlet published in 1123 CE, in Cairo, Egypt, in relation to Nizan Muslims as being “hashish-eaters.” While it is contended that hashish has both positive and adverse effects, what is known scientifically is that hashish is a potent drug, containing very high concentrations of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), and has been defined and assigned by the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, since 1961, with a legal status as a prohibited drug in some countries. For some individuals, hashish has been considered a pipe dream. Others have claimed, more optimistically, that hashish is, and should be recognized, as a piper’s dream. 

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Written on December 25, 2021

Submitted by karlcfolkes on December 25, 2021

Modified by karlcfolkes on April 21, 2023

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Karl Constantine FOLKES

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a lifelong interest in composing poetry dealing particularly with the metaphysics of self-reflection; completed a dissertation in Children’s Literature in 1991 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s ‘Liebe Mili’ (translated into English as “Dear Mili”), Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes of Analytical Psychology. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation. more…

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