Marijuana plantations and hashish production are, of course, nothing new in Lebanon.
His only run-in with the law has been for possession of hashish on the beach near his hometown Bari.
An Arab legend has it that the intoxicating effects of hashish were discovered by an ascetic monk in 1155.
1590s, from Arabic hashish "powdered hemp," literally "dry herb," from hashsha "it became dry, it dried up."
hashish hash·ish (hāsh'ēsh', -ĭsh, hā-shēsh', hä-)
A purified resin prepared from the flowering tops of the female cannabis plant and smoked or chewed as a narcotic or an intoxicant.