“Hashish is a psychoactive drug made from sieving the resin glands of the dried Cannabis flowers and pressing them with a source of heat.”
From Afghanistan to Morocco, you will commonly find local Hashish smokers actively pressing resin glands before smoking.
Years ago, when I was a young girl living with parents who were adamant about healthy food choices and prescribed portions, my idea of culinary paradise was ‘Candyland’ – a fantasy world full of endless lollipops for trees, gumdrops for shrubs, and roads made out of sour belts of licorice.
From the beginning Frenchy Cannnoli advised that by going to the source, I would get the best quality material. As he put it, the real hashmaker goes as far up the mountain as he can to make the best Hashish possible. My husband Nicholas and I undertook Frenchy’s challenge.
We are quick to lavish praise upon the star; the one unafraid to go it alone. However, greater impact is often made when a mastermind of brain power is set upon a concept and it is the pursued tirelessly.
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.
As a hashmaker, few situations elicit more squeals of happiness than opening an aromatic bag of sugary nugs that are devoid of pesticides and toxic chemicals. When growing one’s own crop, the joy of processing clean meds is even greater.
It is often remarked that, in life, good things come to those who wait: the sweetest joys take time to build, grow and mature. In the world of Hashish, once goodness has been attained, a period of patient curing and aging turns the merely great into truly phenomenal. Aficionado Seeds’ Master Breeder, Mene Gene, created Hash Plant #13 (Indica) x Maui Waui (Sativa-dominant) full-spectrum Hashish more than 5 years ago and today she is a robust and delicious hash-terpiece.
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.