Q - We're
getting a lot of responses from punters rating "pollen"
as their favourite type of resin at the moment. What's
the story with it?
I've been told:
and Charas are one and the same thing.
2) It's basically
made from the glands/pollen on the buds of the plant.
3) The real
McCoy rarely sees its way beyond where it was originally
grown (Morocco etc) and therefore...
4) The stuff
that's kicking around is not actually bona fide Charas,
but something that's evolved out of the pedigree homegrown
movement. And, as such...
5) Is produced
from plants which have been grown wholly under lights
and using a bunch of different chemicals and what-have-you.
Organic this stuff definitely isn't!
If you can
enlighten me any further on this matter, I'd love to
hear from you.
A - Charas
and pollen are not the same.
resin made in India, generally of higher quality than
'red seal Black', and can appear in soft, pliable or
hard, almost brittle, form. It can appear in slabs,
or moulded into various shapes. Typically 6-12% THC
superior quality Moroccan hashish, normally in round
4oz blocks. Similar in appearance to Lebanese, but of
higher potency, it represents earlier 'shakes' than
used to produce soap-bars, and the resin is of softer
texture. Typically 5-10% THC.
you describe as pollen would be skunk-hash, scuff or
Nederhash, this can be extremely potent and has a characteristic
odour of the parent plant. It would be no more nor less
'chemical' than the parent plant (i.e. grown hydroponically
or organically), as it is produced by sieving the resin
glands, rather than via chemical extraction. It is soft,
sometimes waxy to the touch, of green or grey, almost
translucent appearance. Potencies of UK-produced material
have been as high as 59%.
occasionally appears on the UK market, often as 'sweeteners'
- small amounts in larger consignments, so even if it
gets over here it rarely ventures beyond those with
connections to the importing organisation. Alternatively,
travellers to source countries, or the Netherlands,
may bring small quantities (up to a few kilos, rather
than tons or container loads) back with them.