Thai Sticks

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Thai Sticks, originating from Thailand, are a unique cannabis product that gained popularity in the 1960s and 1970s. These are essentially marijuana cigarettes, where high-quality cannabis buds are intricately wrapped in hemp or banana leaves and bound with hemp twine. Despite common misconceptions, they are not laced with opium but are known for their potency and distinct preparation style.

The tradition of Thai Sticks, though initially popular among hill tribes in Thailand, caught the attention of American surfers and Vietnam War veterans. They started smuggling these sticks, which may have been opium-dipped at times, back to the U.S., creating a significant smuggling route for these products.

In recent times, a resurgence in the popularity of Thai Sticks has been noted, especially with the modernization and legalization of cannabis. A cannabis enthusiast, known as Afgoo_head on Instagram, played a pivotal role in bringing the Thai Stick technique into contemporary times. His method involves wrapping cannabis around a stick, then layering it with fan leaves and allowing it to cure, creating a potent, cigar-like product. This method was later adapted and refined by other cannabis artisans.

To make a Thai stick, you need a bamboo skewer, cannabis buds, hash oil or concentrate, parchment paper, hemp wick, and fan leaves. The process involves coating the skewer with concentrate, pressing the bud onto it, and wrapping it in hemp wick. After refrigerating it for a few days, it’s wrapped in fan leaves, re-wrapped in hemp wick, and refrigerated again. This process is repeated to build layers, after which the Thai stick can be smoked directly, stored in the fridge, or buried underground for enhanced effects.

Modern Thai sticks, compared to traditional ones, don’t contain opium but are instead coated in high-quality cannabis concentrates and kief. Available in legal cannabis markets, they can be quite costly due to their intricate manufacturing process. While the Thai Stick strain was popular in the past, modern Thai sticks can be made from any strain, offering a variety of flavors and effects.

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