Once regarded as the pinnacle of weed smoking, hash is slowly making its way back into many people’s cannabis menus. It’s no longer reserved only for the most experienced tokers.
There are several cannabis concentrates currently available on the market. But not many can provide the whole cannabis experience that experienced users desire. Hash, on the other hand, has been used for centuries and is known for its potent and long-lasting high.
Here is everything you need to know about this legendary concentrate, including where to buy legal hash online in Scarborough.
Hash, which is short for hashish, is the waxy product formed by collecting trichomes – the ripe resin glands on the surface of the cannabis plant, concentrating them and compacting them into a solid block.
Since it’s formed by concentrating trichomes, hash contains very high levels of cannabinoids, including THC (which is the compound that makes you buzzed), terpenes, and plant material.
Terpenes, also produced by the resin glands, give hash its distinctive taste. Hash is not a new discovery by any means. It has been used for centuries in countries such as India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Morocco.
Hashish made its way into the western world in the 18th century, where it was used for recreational and medical purposes. However, it wasn’t until the 80’s that its use became widespread. Hash imports from the leading producers such as Afghanistan and India were commonplace. These can still be found, often at a premium price. We recommend that you buy legal hash in Toronto to ensure quality.
Hash comes from the Arabic word “hashish,” which means “grass.”
The potency of hash depends on the cannabis cultivar used, growing conditions, and the method used to produce the hash. Hash THC levels may reach up to 90%, making it one of the most potent forms of cannabis. This means it will take much less hashish than weed flowers to achieve the same high.
To ensure you only get high-quality concentrate, buy legal hash online from Stok’d, the best legal dispensary in Scarborough. Alternatively, you can learn how to make it at home easily.
There are several forms of hash available today. These are typically classified by the production techniques used to make them. Hashish can be made mechanically or using chemical methods.
Types of hash made by mechanical separation methods include dry sift hash, charas, Nepalese temple balls, bubble hash, rosin hash, finger hash, and scissor hash. These types are usually easy to make, and you can make them easily at home.
Today, making hash at home is as easy as purchasing a few inexpensive tools. You can get ready-made presses if you prefer old-school hash. Bubble bags and screens are also available for purchase online.
Chemical separation methods use solvents such as butane and ethanol to dissolve the resin. The solvent is then evaporated, leaving behind hash oil, which is also called honey oil. However, some of the chemical extraction methods are unsafe to work with, while some may leave behind harmful solvent residuals.
This type is made using the hand rub method. When handling cannabis buds or mature plants, friction and heat transfer the plant’s sticky resin to your hands. From there, all you have to do is scrape your fingers to get a potent serving of “finger hash.”
Charas is the name given to another form of handmade hash popular in the Indian subcontinent and Jamaica. Charas is made by rubbing live cannabis flowers between the hands for hours to transfer the resin.
The resin collected on the skin is then scraped and formed into balls or sticks and left to cure. Charas tends to be made from fresh and uncured buds.
These originated from Nepal and were widely popular in the ’60s and ’70s when hash usage was widespread. Nepalese temple balls are sometimes egg-shaped and have a smooth, highly polished exterior thanks to the hand smoothing process.
Nepalese temple balls hash is made using freshly dried herbs. They are known for their luxurious high if you can find genuine ones.
If you have ever harvested weed, you are probably familiar with the resin that builds up on the scissors as you trim the plants and buds. You can scrape this build-up resin away to form scissor hash, an excellent form that is rich in terpenes.
A relatively new invention in the world of cannabis, rosin hash is one of the easiest forms to make. The process is simple- heat is used to melt the resin into absorbent material or parchment paper, and as it hardens, it draws out of the absorbent material.
One DIY method involves a hair straightener, buds, and a piece of grease-proof paper or parchment paper. Simply place the bud in a folded piece of paper, heat the hair straightener, and use it to press over the paper, squashing the bud inside until the resin melts.
Turn off the hair straightener and let it cool. After a few minutes, the rosin – resembles shatter or wax, appears and can be scraped off.
Alternatively, you can use a rosin press. These range from a few dollars for a personal unit up to several thousand for industrial presses.
This hash is made from “shaking” as much kief from buds. The buds may be put in a freezer for a few hours; this makes the trichomes very brittle and breaks more easily. The buds are then shaken on the screen.
The trichome resin glands break off and fall through the screen into a box or onto a clean surface below the screen. The kief is scraped up and collected.
The size of the mesh determines the quality of the hash. A fine screen produces high-quality hash, while a screen with wider gaps will produce lower grade hash with more plant materials.
Bubble hash is made by mixing ice/freezing water and cannabis buds and agitating to break the trichomes off from the plant material. The water is then run through different size mesh sieves to collect the hash.
Bubble hash is very flavorful and aromatic as the low temperatures preserve fragile terpenes and flavonoids, which are usually lost in the presence of heat.
You can use hash in several ways. You can consume it orally, in its solid form or infused in food or beverage. You can also smoke it on its own or add it to traditional weed to increase its potency.
Some types of hash can be used through dabbing. This involves vaporizing the hash on a hot surface and inhaling. Hash can also be used in vaporizers that heat solids and wax.
The effects of hash are stronger than smoking flowers. It’s recommended to start slow to avoid overconsumption.
Wondering where to buy hash online in Canada? Stok’d is here for you! You can visit our legal dispensary in Scarborough or explore our vast online cannabis menu from the comfort of your home.
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Remember, hash is highly potent and its effects are stronger than smoking traditional buds. Use carefully to avoid overconsumption.