Hookahs and Opium and Hash
Hookahs seem to be an icon for some drug culture. Just remember that poster of the caterpillar getting high on the leaf in Alice in Wonderland? Even though nowadays the flavored shisha makes public use of hookahs be limited to tobacco, people still experiment with all different kinds of herbs in their hookah at home. An herbal store near me sells many different herbs that have some psychological effects when smoked. Catsclaw is one of them, another I believe is called Skullplant. These are all legal and are very cheap, like one dollar per ounce or less.
Anyways, the point of this post is to break the idea that hookahs are used for marijuana. Anyone that has ever smoked a hookah would know that MJ wouldn‚Äôt work too well because it is usually way to dry and not dense enough. Hash is traditionally what was smoked, not weed or pot. However, the group of people who originally smoked out of these were Muslim and many orthodox Muslims believe that smoking anything is wrong so they have slowly cut out the opium and hash and changed over to tobacco. Also, it was said that the hookah smokers would be way too messed up after smoking a huge bowl of Opium or Hash, so the shisha was actually a step in the right direction.
If you would like to know about the effects of smoking a hookah, please check out my post on Does Hookah Smoking Make You High?