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A Brief History of Hash And How to Make


Hashish has been around for a long time, but some people may still not know exactly what it is. There’s a story behind it and it can be done at home, with a little time and patience. Simply put, hashish is a cannabis extract which is formed by collecting and compressing the trichomes found on the cannabis plant.

Trichomes are the most potent material from cannabis plants. Strains with a thick layer of trichomes usually have more cannabinoids and terpenes. The resin glands that line the surface of cannabis plants are removed and processed into a concentrated form. Trichomes are important because not only do they determine the flavor, taste and effects of a cannabis strain, but they are also a sign of quality for consumers and growers. Hashish essentially contains the same active ingredients found in marijuana, except in a more concentrated form. THC form.

Hash is usually smoked in a pipe or bong or “dabbed” using a special tool or vaporizer (“vape”) pen. It can be rolled into a “blunt” (from an empty cigar) with marijuana or the tobacco. It can be added to food or brewed as a tea. Comparing it to cannabis, because hash is an extract, it generally has a much higher THC level.

History of hashish

The word “hashish” comes from the Arabic language, which roughly translates to “grass”. The history of hash is quite similar to the history of cannabis, ancient civilizations used hemp of the cannabis plant to make paper, rope and other useful goods, including medicine. Historians say that hash has been used and produced for thousands of years. In Persia, around the 1940s, hash was bought in pharmacies and in France, two texts on the subject have been published. In 1869 German doctors began using it as an anesthetic. In the late 1800s it became legal in Turkey and Greece, but it didn’t take long for them to clamp down on its use in the 1920s.

In the 19th century, European physicians imported hashish for research, leading to the introduction of various extraction methods to further refine cannabis tinctures and medicines. In 1995, locally produced hashish appeared in Amsterdam cafes.

Just like cannabis, the history of weed is constantly changing and evolving. Since it’s the same plant, just in a different form, and the legalization cannabis is steadily increasing, it is expected that hashish consumption will continue to increase among cannabis users.

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How to make hash

There are different methods for making your own hash. Above all, it is recommended to make hash without solvents, to be safer. There are ways to do this with household items, but here’s a step-by-step method for making hash with just you and your hands:

Step 1: Make sure your hands are nice and clean, and make sure you don’t use scented soaps or lotions. Try to use the highest quality cannabis buds to get the best product.

2nd step: Rub the cannabis buds between your palms. Be sure not to use too much pressure or force as this may contaminate the collected resin.

Step 3: A resin should begin to form as you continue to rub the cannabis between your palms. Scrape it up and pick it up carefully and place it on a clean surface, parchment paper will do. It is a tedious process, so patience is required.

Step 4: Gradually start squeezing the resinous material between your fingers, applying pressure. Continually pressing it against a surface will eventually turn the paste into a solid. If using parchment paper, simply fold the paper over the mince and apply pressure to it.

Now is the time to enjoy your hard work. You could smoke that in a cut, make hash brownies or put some in your bong, or even vape it in a vape pen. Enjoy and let us know in the comments how yours went or if you found different methods that worked well for you.





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