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The History of Hash in Canada and the World

One of the highly potent derivatives of cannabis, hash or hashish has high concentrations of THC.  Made using traditional processes for centuries, it is a marijuana extract that has been used for recreational and medicinal purposes by people all over the world. However, with the recent popularity of the drug and the wave of legalization have brought about more modern methods of hash preparation and the extract has taken the markets by storm.

What is Hash?

Hash is an extract obtained from cannabis; a marijuana concentrate obtained by separating resin glands from the buds. These resin glands are also called trichomes that contain huge amounts of terpenes, cannabinoids and other beneficial components of the plant. They grow on the leaves and flowers of female Cannabis plants. Cannabinoids are therapeutically beneficial components of the plant that interact with our endocannabinoid system to provide a variety of health effects. Production of Hash in Canada involves separating and collecting the ripe and resinous glands lining the surface of these cannabis plants. This can be done either by pressure or with the use of modern techniques.

Origins of Hash

As hashish comes from cannabis, it is difficult to separate the history of hash from that of marijuana. The word ‘hashish’ has its origins in the Arabic language and means ‘grass’. The first-ever use of this drug is believed to date back to 900 A.D. though some argue that methods of resin collection existed before this documentation. Some parts of the world have an age-old tradition of charas consumption. This is the earliest form of hashish and was used for sacred and medicinal purposes. Cannabis Indica used to grow wildly in India that spread the use of this drug to the Arabian Peninsula during the tenth century.

Spreading to Europe in the 18th century its popularity rose due to use within high society. Some of the biggest celebrities of the era indulged in its use and experimentation to see how it affected creativity. Doctors in Europe used to import the substance for research purposes and came up with various extraction methods and medical benefits. It was in the 20th century that hashish was prohibited in the United States and their allies soon followed suit.  Thus it entered the black market and remained there until fairly recently.

Morocco, Lebanon and Afghanistan are known for its quality and production of hashish in the world. Some other countries have legalized the use of marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes and have jumped into hash production. A lot of people now get their hash online in Canada as the country has legalized the use of marijuana.

How is Hash Made?

The legalization wave in the U.S. and Canada in recent years has brought a lot of enthusiasm for hashish. The information available on the Internet has also made processing techniques readily available. Today, it is really easy to make this substance with technically advanced methods. Countries where marijuana is not yet legalized still use traditional methods of heat and pressure to collect trichomes. In the 1980s, a new method called ‘Master Sifter’ was invented that involved the use of vibrations to separate trichomes from the plant. This technique also involves multiple screen filters to filter the residue and capture pure resin.

This style has made the process of hash production much quicker and easier as you don’t need to do it by hand when separating the trichomes. The presence of mesh filters made the extract more pure as the residue decreased. The filters keep all the extra matter away from the resin. Another method called the Ice Water Extract is also invented and used as a patented technology by several manufacturers.

Different Methods to Make Hash at Home

With technological advancement, making hash at home has become as simple as getting a few ingredients online and turning your plants into the potent concentrate. Here are the most popular and efficient methods to make hash at home.

Hand-Rolling

The basic way of making hash in Canada, this method creates the extract as a side product of handling a huge amount of weed when trimming. The resin sticks to the skin of the plant trimmer and it is rubbed between fingers to produce hash with the pressure of rubbing. This is called finger-hash and it is not the best quality as it can include a number of impurities.

The Blender Method

In this technique, the weed trim, ice and water are mixed in a blender jar that results in a collision that separates trichomes from the weed. They sink in the water at the bottom. When the mixture is passed through a filter, the plant matter gets separated and the water-trichomes mix is allowed to settle. A layer of trichomes is found at the bottom which is then frozen before being filtered to give kief. It can be dried and pressed to obtain hash.

The Silk Screen Method

This hash production method uses a silk screen to sieve the cannabis plant. Ground weed trim is placed on the screen and trichomes are allowed to fall. You can use a dark surface with glass top to collect your trichomes. You can produce hash that can be further passed through finer screens to get a pure form of the extract. It is possible to get screening boxes online to make your job easier.

The Bubble Hash

The most efficient method of hash production, the Bubble hash is a combination of multiple techniques. It involves the use of ice water mixed with plant matter to filter the trichomes through fine mesh bags giving a highly pure and potent product. This method has an automated version that is used by most manufacturers selling hash online in Canada.

Mechanical Drum

Those who want an easy way to get their substance would prefer this method. A mechanical drum works much like a silk screen but it is quite automated, making it easier to process a lot of plant matter at once. You start by placing the trim inside a mechanical drum constructed out of a fine screen. On switching it on, the drum rolls and agitates the weed to let the trichomes fall through. After a few hours, the user can switch the drum off and collect the filtered trichomes which are then pressed into bricks of hash.

Ordering Hash Online in Canada

Gone are the days of knowing a “guy” who knows a guy just so you can get a little hash to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.  With the advent of the internet coupled with Cannabis legalization in Canada it’s never been easier.  You can order Hash online right on your phone and have it delivered to your doorstep in days.