So I wanted to start a thread on Thai and South East Asian types as I am
currently living in the area and I have been smoking these types
since the 90s when I first started to smoke weed. I have always liked
the NLD types better in general as I like to get high rather than
stoned but as with all aspects of cannabis consumption, the “beauty”
lays in the eye of the beholder. We are all different and we all have
slightly different cannabinoid systems and preferences that makes us
respond and react to cannabis in different ways.
I have been smoking these outdoor grown and narrow leafed drug types
almost exclusively for the last four-five years as it is really
expensive to grow indoors and and it’s really expensive to buy indoor
or imported flowers though I have done so at times. I don’t consider
myself to be any kind of expert on this subject but I have some
experience with these types and I have seen them grow and they come
in many forms. Usually the quality of the flowers depend heavily on
how they were grown, just like with indoor seed bank varieties. I
have had some really exceptional experiences with locally grown and I
have had some less than desirable experiences with really shitty,
commercial bricks as well. Unfortunately the latter would be the
norm, especially if one travel to the more tourist ridden places.
I usually divide the NLD types I have encountered here in two broad
categories. The green and the brown types and they are quite
different and there are a lot of variation within both categories as
well. Most of the stuff here has no names but if you’re lucky you
might find out where it came from and hence it can have a regional
name tagged to it but names like “lemon thai” or “chocolate
thai” are western thought up names that are not used by the locals.
They (thais in the south where I live) call all weed ganja (it is
actually what it is named in their language) and they have some
“street names” for it like “neua” which means meat or beef as
it often comes pressed in bricks. In the south they also call the
best green type “kiaow waan” which translated to english is
“Green Sweet”. I have never seen it wrapped around any sticks and
naturally I have never heard anyone refer to weed as “thai sticks”
here though if one brings up cannabis from thailand on forums people
immediately starts talking about “thai sticks”. I have seen some
brick weed pressed and then wrapped with red string and in some cases
the string has been blue or yellow as well. I have seen it wrapped in
some kind of thin foil and in plastic.
There’s a big difference between the commercial and the private or amateur
style of cannabis here and I always prefer the latter. Commercial
weed is grown in large fields, in this country or one of the three
neighboring ones (Laos, Cambodia or Myanmar formerly Burma) and it is
always pressed. Sometimes the commercial quantities are ok to smoke
and sometimes (very rarely) they also have some smell and flavor
other than damp, moldy grass. This is what 99% of the people coming
as tourists will encounter.
If you go deeper into the culture and to places where there’s not much
tourism it is much harder to find the cannabis as you can’t simply
look for reggae flags on the beach and go up and ask in broken
english. You have to know people and you got to know the language.
Though when you find some local pockets it can be very rewarding. The
care taken for some weed that are to be consumed rather than sold in
large masses makes for a world of difference. Some if it really can
smell super nice and you even get the right types of pungent flavors
along with a much stronger and less generic high. It’s simple logic,
if you have fields of it and you’re selling it, there’s little
individual care taken for each pant and especially post harvest.
If I can figure out how to post pictures easily I will put some up,
mostly commercial batches that were ok…
puff puff pass!