FAQs about Hash
What is hash?
Hash, also known as hashish, is a type of cannabis concentrate that has been around for centuries. It is created by separating the resinous trichomes from the cannabis plant material and compressing them into a solid or semi-solid form. Hash is often brown or black in color and can have various consistencies, ranging from pliable and sticky to hard and brittle.
Is hash legal in Canada?
The recreational use of cannabis, including hash, was legalized in Canada on October 17, 2018, under the Cannabis Act.
How to smoke hash?
Always discreet packaging and door-delivery. Smoking hash can be done using various methods, depending on personal preference and available equipment. Here are a few common ways to smoke hash:
- Pipe or Bong: One popular method is to crumble or break the hash into smaller pieces and place it in a pipe or bong bowl. Mix it with a small amount of cannabis flower to help it burn more evenly. Apply a flame to the hash while inhaling slowly to draw the smoke into your lungs. This method allows for a direct and straightforward way to smoke hash.
- Joint or Spliff: Hash can also be mixed with cannabis flower and rolled into a joint or spliff. Break the hash into smaller pieces and mix it evenly with ground cannabis flower. Roll the mixture into a joint or combine it with tobacco in a spliff. Light the joint/spliff and inhale the smoke as you would with a regular joint.
- Hot Knife Method: This method involves heating the tips of two knives over a stove or burner until they are hot. Place a small piece of hash between the two hot knife tips, causing it to vaporize and produce smoke. Inhale the smoke using a tube, such as a cut-off plastic bottle or a rolled-up paper, held near the knives.
- Vaporizer: Using a vaporizer specifically designed for concentrates, such as a dab rig or a vaporizer pen, is another option. Load a small amount of hash onto the vaporizer's heating element or in a concentrate chamber, following the manufacturer's instructions. Activate the vaporizer, and inhale the vapor it produces. Vaporizers are known for providing a cleaner and smoother experience compared to traditional smoking methods.
How hash is made?
Hash, or hashish, is typically made by separating and collecting the resinous trichomes from the cannabis plant material. There are several methods used to produce hash, and here are a few common ones:
- Hand-rolling method: This traditional method involves gently rubbing fresh or dried cannabis flowers between the palms or fingers. The resinous trichomes stick to the hands, forming sticky, dark-colored balls. These balls are then rolled and pressed to form hash.
- Sieving method: In this method, cannabis flowers or trim are agitated over a fine screen or sieve. The trichomes separate from the plant material and fall through the screen, while the larger plant material is retained. The collected trichomes, also known as kief, can be further processed into hash by applying pressure and heat.
- Ice water extraction method (Bubble Hash): This method involves agitating cannabis plant material in ice-cold water. The mixture of water and trichomes is then passed through a series of screens or bags with different mesh sizes. The screens filter out the plant material, while the trichomes pass through and are collected. The collected trichomes are then dried and pressed to form hash.
- Mechanical separation method: This method utilizes mechanical means to separate the trichomes from the plant material. It often involves using specialized equipment such as tumblers, dry sift screens, or automated machines. These tools agitate the plant material, causing the trichomes to fall off and collect. The collected trichomes can be pressed or further processed to form hash.
- After the initial extraction process, the collected trichomes or kief are often pressed together using heat and pressure to form blocks, slabs, or other solid forms of hash. The quality and characteristics of hash can vary depending on factors such as the starting material, extraction method, and post-processing techniques.