From Afghanistan to Morocco, you will commonly find local Hashish smokers actively pressing resin glands before smoking.
Every so often we are lucky to experience a collaboration between people whose deep understanding of our unique connection to the plant produces an extraordinary creation. Reverence for the terroir (the soil, water, micro climate, natural soil composition) infuses the cannabis with a special quality inherent to its place of growth. Royal Sour Hashish is of pedigree stock, grown in expert conditions, and processed with the utmost care. When given the opportunity to smoke eye popping combination of factors, I expect this experience is going to be practically holy.
The oldest traditions from India tell us that the gods sent man the cannabis plant so that we might attain delight and that cannabis sprouted from a drop of nectar that fell from heaven; it is the most ancient ode to terpenes and terpenoids.
Just as every plant is different, so is every batch of Hashish, and hash makers come in as many flavors as their products. I have had a lot of icewax over the last year, but the Purple Princess really stands out, partially because the hash maker, Billie of Emerald Alchemy.
The discovery of Cannabis and the psychoactive properties of its resin happened early in our migration on the Asian continent, possibly hundred of thousands of years before the first known semi-permanent site in Afghanistan over 50,000 years ago.
To find the origins of concentrate, we have first to find the birthplace of cannabis, which is also unknown due to the plant’s ability to adapt and grow at most latitudes and climates courtesy of an early prehistoric dispersion of the plant.