Marijuana (Cannabis)

What Is Thai Stick?

Thai Stick was popular during the late 1960s and 1970s. It consisted of premium buds, of usually seedless marijuana, that were skewered on marijuana stems.

Several rows of fiber, found in the stalk of the marijuana plant, were then used like string to tie the marijuana to the stem and keep it in place.

The real stuff was very potent compared with the marijuana that was available at the time. Thai Stick was available most places, at least occasionally, until the late 1970's.

Reports of Thai Stick being dipped in opium are apocryphal.

I know of no studies that verify that Thai Stick has ever been dipped in opium, and I suspect that these rumors were a result of people, at that time, not believing that marijuana could be that potent unless something else were added.

--- Pete Zakel