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Thai weed in Dutch coffeeshops




I've only seen pictures of it and it looks like the lowest grade of mexican dirt weed that's available here in the Southeast of the U.S.

Anyone have experience smoking this stuff (the Thai)?
Maybe it's changed since I've been however, most of the Thai, Jamaican etc I purchased has been schwag. There are rare reports of someone finding something similar to the Thai of yore. There was a report a few years back of the guy who has the real thing, he sells pot lollies at the Waterlooplein markt.

MHD might have a line.

MF
I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO SMOKE 'REAL' THAIIN THE 'DAM IN 2001

if you coulda been there you would be placing it in your top draws of all time
and no i can't remember where i bought it.
I'm with Max on this one, but I haven't even bothered looking for the stuff since then .
same story with the pruple..the jamaican,thai and generic purp in the dam is schwag. good for mix as a replacement to tobacco though.
Because of the way it's grown, processed, stored, and shipped it looks like it does. Then no one buys it and it sits around in a plastic tray for months on end. Sometimes appearances can be deceiving. Katsu's Thai is fairly popular with the local crowd for many reasons, so it is rotated a little more then some others maybe. If you start with it and don't compare it to other weeds (because it is so different) it will give you a nice Sativa buzz.

Also the D-line/Chocó lope has the Thai component and will be recognized by those that have experienced good Thai weed.
Maybe it's changed since I've been however, most of the Thai, Jamaican etc I purchased has been schwag. There are rare reports of someone finding something similar to the Thai of yore. There was a report a few years back of the guy who has the real thing, he sells pot lollies at the Waterlooplein markt.

MHD might have a line.

MF


Dono about the jamaican stuff but that "colombian" is DIRE,Really what rubbish.
The worst weed I've ever had in Holland was the Thai from WW Sativa ... it was so wet it wouldn't burn!

The Thai Gold from the Bluebird kicked my botty!


Peace, Des.
So when you see Thai, what is it?

- imported from Thailand? I find this hard to believe due to the low cost
- an original Thai strain now grown in Netherlands (Nederwiet)?
- just some schwag and labelled as Thai.

If it's #2, I wonder why there are no more powerful Thai strains? Or surely a new hybrid can be made?

And if it's #3, why bother making schwag? People who are too cheap on buying seeds? Maybe even street weed from other countries that somehow got into the Amsterdam food chain?

Same for the supposed Durban Poison and other exotic overseas weeds.
So it's pretty much hit or miss as Thai weed in Amsterdam coffeeshops goes. I'll have to give the stuff from Katsu a try, and maybe Bluebird as well.

Most of the weed available here in the south is indica.

Thanks the replies.
That beats the Mexican brickweed here in E. Texas.
So when you see Thai, what is it?

- imported from Thailand? I find this hard to believe due to the low cost
- an original Thai strain now grown in Netherlands (Nederwiet)?
- just some schwag and labelled as Thai.

If it's #2, I wonder why there are no more powerful Thai strains? Or surely a new hybrid can be made?

And if it's #3, why bother making schwag? People who are too cheap on buying seeds? Maybe even street weed from other countries that somehow got into the Amsterdam food chain?

Same for the supposed Durban Poison and other exotic overseas weeds.

1.
You might be surprised to learn that a fair percentage of the weed in Dutch coffeeshops is grown in Germany, Spain, and even Poland. Although it is mostly Power Plant and White Widow. More is imported then most people know I think.
It's actually cheaper to buy a kilo in Thailand and mail it to Holland then to grow a kilo in Holland. I have seen many large packages from Thailand and Jamaica. It is all grown in big fields, harvested and pressed for shipment. Sometimes it is warehoused for months or longer in less then stellar conditions. So it is what it is. Like I said, if you don't hold it up next to fresh indoor local grown buds it really can be a very nice smoke if not to old. I reiterate, that Katsu moves enough and knows enough about it to have some decent Thai. I really like the Columbian there too when it's available. It makes my eyes red. Most others don't.
Uber fascinating.

More inside tales from behind the green curtain MHD por favor.
1 + 2 for the UK, so I think more 1's than 2's in Amsterdam and infrequently 3 anywhere. There are a lot of people who have a fair idea of what to expect from 'Thai' and to question the 'origin'. It's very distinctive as a smoke. For me some days, Thai is the only smoke that fits the bill 'stoned-wise'. It's top gear and long may it continue !
Thanks Milehigh. I would have thought that importing it means more risk and therefore you pay a premium to the middlemen. How come schwag is always Jamaican or Thai or Durban weed and yet it is cheap?

Or are there actually some imported weed gems abound in Amsterdam?
Indeed, I would love to know more. Obviously, there is a lot I'm sure you can't share.

Imagine a Howard Marx style book but on the wiet industry in Holland. Are there any Dutch books on this? Surely there must be at least one? Wait a minute, doesn't nol have an autobio?
Sure does:
The Dutch Experience
The inside story: 30 years of hash and grass coffeeshops
By Nol van Schaik

http://nolvanschaik.info/index.html
I'll tell you this; I had some Thai from the Bluebird in March and it knocked me sideways. I was only looking for a light buzz but I was very suprised. It did look like shit though and the taste wasn't superb so I wouldn't make a habit of smoking it.
Because of the way it's grown, processed, stored, and shipped it looks like it does. Then no one buys it and it sits around in a plastic tray for months on end. Sometimes appearances can be deceiving. Katsu's Thai is fairly popular with the local crowd for many reasons, so it is rotated a little more then some others maybe. If you start with it and don't compare it to other weeds (because it is so different) it will give you a nice Sativa buzz.

Also the D-line/Chocó lope has the Thai component and will be recognized by those that have experienced good Thai weed.

I got some pretty good stuff in Koh Samui. MH is right, it was a nice Sativa buzz. I got some hash but it sucked, smelled like molasses.
I've only seen pictures of it and it looks like the lowest grade of mexican dirt weed that's available here in the Southeast of the U.S.

Anyone have experience smoking this stuff (the Thai)?

I smoked a variety of Thai weed in Thailand. You can get better weed in Amsterdam.
I remember getting "Thai-stick" out of Vietnam/Cambodia in the early 70`s
(exposing my age here) that were absolutely mind blowingly powerful, although we suspected they were laced with something. They were beautiful, tasty compact sinsamilla buds tied tightly around a skewer-like wooden stick with hemp-like string. Some of the best pungent herb I`ve ever experienced.
Ironic, but nothing like a war to get the drugs rolling.
I understand that since the latest occupation in Afghanistan, the area
is now providing for about 90% of the world`s demand for opium/heroin.
One of the lame excuses for going over there was to supposedly curb the
Poppy production....
Something else to thank W for I guess...

...too bad about the poor quality of the stuff(weed) nowadays.
ive lived in thailand since i was 20 and im grey now. believe me, thai weed is shit!!!
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