A type of cannabis product: female marijuana
plants that have been dried and pressed into bricks or blocks for transportation or preservation.
Usually refers to female marijuana plants that have been cultivated outdoors in commercial quantities using basic agricultural techniques. This method of production results in low THC
content and the presence of numerous seeds due to pollination by any male plants that are present.
Often originates from, and uses varieties of marijuana (Indigenous Land Races, or ILRs) indigenous to, Mexico, Jamaica, Thailand or South Africa, for reasons relating to location, climate and cultural attitudes to marijuana use and production.
Popularity and use vary geographically: in countries of origin, this kind of weed, sometimes loose and unpressed, is the staple marijuana product. In the affluent markets of North America and Europe, more powerful, higher quality, locally grown sensimilla
(lit. 'seedless') and hashish are favoured. In hashish producing countries (Morocco, Afganistan, Nepal, India) hashish is the staple form of marijuana.
Well-known varieties of brick weed include:
Thai Sticks - Thai, often wrapped round a stick and soaked is cannabis oil for added potency)
Acacpulco Gold - from the Acapulco region of Mexico. Very popular in the US in the 60s and 70s, subject of the cult documentary 'Acapulco Gold' (1973).
Durban Poison - South African
Swazi - from Swaziland, South Africa
I want to buy some hash but my dealer only has brick weed.