Monday, April 18, 2005

Masa'a elfoll

Finally, the drug problem is coming to an end in Egypt. They are starting to arrest those who sell t-shirts that display weed leaves on them, for advocating drug use. That'll end drug addiction in Egypt. That'll show those drug dealers.

I think it has gotten really better in Egypt. Atleast I don't hear that much of those hardcore drugs in high circulation anymore, Cocaine and the like. Weed has become very popular instead, replacing that dangerous and highly addictive Cocaine stuff, which was consuming alot of our national income --really expensive stuff. So, druggies are getting smarter, and patriotic. The cheap druggies go for Bango, that's the lousy kind of weed for those who want to make a cheap head. The guys with quality heads go for the more expensive Marijuana (Hashish). They're (weed) actually so popular, you can sometimes smell them while walking peacefully in any street in Cairo (and you were wondering what else you can do on Cairo streets).

I'm not sure what's so great about drugs, and why its becoming (or has been) so popular here. Maybe its an escape mechanism, people hiding from their problems and their depressions. I think it makes one feels worse, unless you're always high, which seems like a possible thing in Egypt. But its such a waste and a drag, really. People who do drugs start out seeming to be cool and fun, but they end up with their problems doubled, and a big part of their lives wasted, if not all of it. Yes, even with those light drugs, like hashish and bango. That bango crap is just terrible, it doesn't even get the user high, it scraps your head off bLaNk. You become a complete idiot, and I'm almost sure it eats away your brain cells (or what's left of it anyway). Atleast its cheap and convenient to get (yeah right, bloody idiots). Hashish is another story, they have nothing but praise about this fine leaf. You don't get stoned (literally rocky stone feeling in your head) like with that other crappy leaf, but you get really high, a quality float. And its not haram too --atleast that's what some of those guys who use it claim (no need for the sheikhs with these guys around)! I won't even say what their argument is.

You know what, if we're gonna have people use drugs, lets scrap all the dangerous and crappy stuff, Cocaine, Heroin, Bango, and all those needles drugs, and push for the good stuff, Hashish. You know what else, if we start accepting Hashish, we may have a better chance in ending the Emergency Law, which was in effect since 1952 (with a few months off every now and then). The government argues that the Emergency law is only to fight terrorism and drugs. I wonder if those guys who were arrested for selling those "space shirts" were protected (or is it screwed) under the Emergency Law.

Can you imagine how much good legalizing Hashish would do to our country? One, we'll be that closer to getting rid of the Emergeny Laws. Two, it'll get much cheaper so druggies won't have to resort to that lousy bango alternative. Three, our GDP will increase drastically if we support those Sinai bedouins who grow those plants, encouraging its export, setting up QIZ zones for free-trade with the US, and saving all that money from police raids in the rough Sinai desert. Four, Egyptians will really appreciate it, be thankful to the government resulting in a politically stable country, and we'll all be high and happy. We're already stoned, so better do it right I guess.

If this sounds logical to you, then drop that joint right now. Cities that are legalizing marijuana or facilitating safe-injection spots are resorting to a last resort of handling a problem that has gotten out of hand.

Its not that bad in Egypt, I don't think so. Kids have drugs to try it out and for fun. They end up hooked on it for a while, but many grow out of it. Grown-ups take it to forget and get high I suppose. They can sure find something better to get high on. Its better than alcohol though, with alcohol, your blood pressure goes up and you get a boost of mindless courage, and we're really not short of either of those here. Those truck drivers who drive for hours non-stop would not be able to do such a job without a good dose of smoke before and during their long trips. Well, that's what they say. But atleast they're not drinking and driving!

In any case, keep it up Cairo police. We're definetely safer now that those space shirts are off the streets.

18 comments:

Hellme said...

Your post will get u done in for advocating drug use :)

Mohamed said...

Do you think this is how the post will be read?! I guess they can throw me in the same cell as those guys who were selling those t-shirts. Well, if I get to wear one of those for free, it might be worth it!

Don Cox said...

Look out for a really good book called "Hashish" by Henri de Monfried, which is about smuggling a cargo of hash into Egypt around 1920.

The Sandmonkey said...

Actually, the bad drugs are in heavy circulation in egypt. You don;t wanna even know how popular heroin "beesah" has become. I have some stories that will scare you man.

and btw, bango is bad in egypt because it is not cultivated correctly. The marijuana sold in egypt is what's known in the states as shwag, aka the worst stuff money can buy. you should try some kind bud, or northern lights or B.C. Bud before u right off weed for Hashish. Just saying!

Mohamed said...

Now you're really gonna get us arrested Sandmonkey!

Don't spread the word about that non-local stuff, we don't want our addicts to start an import channel. Bad for the economy you know!

The Sandmonkey said...

Actually if they import stuff and it gets caught, then the state gets to confesicate all of their belongings asnd properties and all the drugs. And then the Tax authority and the Tarrifs authority both will sue the arrested drug delaer seperately to make him pay taxes on the drug selling profits that he didn;t make and pay tarrifs on the drugs that he didn't couldn;t get through the country. I am not kidding. it's the egyptian law.

So maybe we should encoruage importing stuff, this way the government can steal from them instead of stealing from us. That will be good for the ecenomy. Right?

praktike said...

Ah, this explains everything, sandmonkey.

Mohamed said...

Just for the record, I am against drug use, and I think drug dealers should be punished, maybe executed! I've seen enough people fucked up pretty bad because of drugs to know that it shouldn't be up to them to have the "freedom" to choose on this one.

Everything is relative though, kinds of drugs, drugs vs. alcohol, shirts with drugs, drug promotion. As I said on Sandmonkey's blog, I think countries that are cracking down on tobacco use and promotion are doing the right thing, and the same (probably more) should be done with weed (drugs).

The Dude (A Cairene) said...

I wholeheatedly agree! Legalising Hash is a great Idea.. at least then we can concentrate our resources to the other, more dangerous drugs.

Personally, (and from a professional, medical standpoint) I think Marijuana should be as legal as Alchohol. The health effects of both are comparable, except that addiction to marijuana is a psychological dependance, whereas wtih alchohol, it can become VERY physical (try stopping an alchoholic from drinking suddenly and see what happens)

Marijuana is being used by cancer patients, and Multiple Sclerosis patients as a way to cope with pain; Alchohol, on the other hand, is not recommended for such a use. Ive done an impromptu experiment when i accidentally burnt my had with flaming cooking oil. I rolled a J, and Lo and behold, the searing pain had been dulled in my mind to nothing more than a nuisance.. like a corn on your big toe. never mind that the burn covered my entire hand and half of my palm...

This leads me to believe there are political forces at work preventing the legalisation of marijuana, be it as or Weed.

Oh, and BC bud is quite good; but Hashish is the BEST high EVER. Period.

Dem's my two cents.

Mohamed said...

Good two cents. That's not a bad argument actually.

OR, if they're banning hash they might as well ban alcohol and cigarettes.

Interesting experiment. I hope this didn't stop you from going to the hospital, when you should have ;)

The Dude (A Cairene) said...

Now THAT, i agree with; even though i am a smoker myself. And a Doctor to boot!

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mystic_outlaw said...

When Anwar Sadat was President of Egypt there was a place in Cairo called Batleyah (spelling?) where you could go to buy and smoke hashish. Apparently Sadat himself was a big smoker. Whatever happened to Batleyah?

andy123 said...

ure just another fucking wasted soul of our fucking youth spending wasting the fuck of their life doing stuff b cz its illegal and not "haram"...wake up , its a DRUG , drugs kills brians cells ... i did hash ultimately before , alcohol , cigarettes for long ass time , it just doesnt worth it , b cz what u think or what u believe in or how cool u want to be ... it worth your health , mind , facing life like a man , not another ghost

fazer said...

Whatever dude your a fucking idiot! Learn how to talk then we'll talk! Sounds to me like your on something!!!!!!!! Just because your against it don't mean everyone are assholes!

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