Cannabist.net is the largest website designed on joint in Turkey.
The word “ist” in “Cannabist” stands for Istanbul.Within Cannabist, you will find information about joint, what it is, what its effects are, further you will find a photograph album, the penalties imposed for joint in the laws of Republic of Turkey and you will also find a forum section.
In Turkey, smoking and trade of joint is forbidden. Any joint smoker is conditionally discharged on condition of being subject to treatment. Any such person, who does not comply with 1 year of conditional discharge and with the rules of the treatment, or any person who sells joint is sentenced with imprisonment. Additionally, since such a case would be written down of such person’s register, his/her social and professional life goes under danger.
Marijuana planting, on the other hand, is conducted under governmental supervision for use in various sectors.
Joint smokers mostly hide that they smoke from the people around them (e.g. family, friends, etc.).The joint smokers, however, are aware of other smokers. It is mostly smoked within friend groups.
In Turkish social structure, joint – smokers are considered as junkie, dry curd, larrikin drifters. Nevertheless, a considerable number of people smoke joint. There are celebrities who were caught while smoking.
The joint is obtained from the dealers in back streets. It is expensive in price (YTL 40-50 / Euro 25-30 per 12.5 grams). However, due to the strict police controls, the smoker does not have a lot of choices and is to get the hash provided by the dealer, no matter it is fine or not. On the other hand, those who know the right people can find really fine joint.
The joint, in Turkey, is often taken as weeds. The weed is blended with tobacco and is smoked after being rolled in cigarette sheet (ocb, rizla). Besides that, it is smoked by buckles, pipes and water–pipes. The Turkish have their own style of smoking joint. Taking marijuana (joint) as powder (qubar) is fairly common. Powder joint is pressed and then smoked as per the weeds. Paste “afghan” form is not preferred with the concern that various chemicals might have been mixed in.| more »