Let's discover the long history of CBD hashish, which every year is among the most sold and produced things on the hemp market
In this article we try to make a point on one of the most popular topics, namely CBD hashish: whether it is dry or soft hash, these products are conquering the market and the hearts of many consumers.
In this little guide we will help you discover how it is produced and what types of hashish now exist in the world. Ready? Let's go!
Although CBD hash is a relatively new product, the history of hashish in general dates back thousands of years. It has been used in various forms around the world, from China to India to Africa to Europe. In many of these cultures, it was in fact considered a powerful medicine that could be used to treat a wide range of ailments.
The use of hashish was introduced to Europe in the 19th century by French and British explorers visiting countries such as Egypt and India. Initially, hashish was considered an exotic, luxury drug that was consumed by only a few. However, over time, it became more and more popular, especially among the bohemian artists and writers who frequented Parisian cafés.
In the 1960s it became even more widespread thanks to the hippie counterculture and the growing popularity of cannabis in general. While high-THC cannabis was the most common form of cannabis used during this time, hashish remained a popular product among many cannabis users.
To date, it is one of the most popular ways to consume high-CBD cannabis. Its production comes from the cannabis plant from which it is then extracted using solvent-based extraction methods, such as butane or ethanol, to separate the trichomes from the plant matter. These trichomes, which are the little bumps on the surface of cannabis leaves and flowers, contain high levels of cannabinoids, including CBD. For this reason, what will result from this process will be a product with high concentrations of CBD and different shades of color and consistency.
We have mentioned how CBD hashish is produced but let's go into specifics:
The cannabis used to make legal hash is specifically grown to contain a low percentage of THC. Cultivation takes place in controlled environments, where light, humidity, temperature and nutrient conditions are regulated. This way, the cannabis plant grows evenly and produces CBD-rich flowers.
Once the cannabis flowers are harvested, they are subjected to a drying process, which consists of eliminating the water present inside the flowers. This process is essential to preserve the quality and properties of the product.
Next, the dried flowers are processed to separate the CBD from the rest of the plant. There are several CBD extraction methods, but the most common is to use solvents such as ethanol or CO2. These solvents allow the CBD to be separated from the plant matter, creating a pure CBD extract.
Once the CBD extract is obtained, it is mixed with other ingredients to create legal hashish. These ingredients may include essential oils, terpenes, herbal extracts, and other natural compounds to enhance the flavor and properties of the hash.
Finally, legal hashish is tested for its composition and product quality. Quality standards are rigorous and include testing for the presence of THC and other contaminants.
This is the basic production process just described, but there may be different techniques used and processes implemented to obtain all the different types of existing hashish. In the next section of the blog we will explain what these varieties are and the geographical location associated with them.
The different types
Moroccan hashish is one of the most common and popular strains. It is produced in Morocco and parts of North Africa, where cannabis has been cultivated for centuries. Moroccan hashish is usually dark brown or black and is compressed into hard briquettes. It is known for its potency and earthy flavor.
Afghan hashish is produced in Afghanistan and some parts of Pakistan. It is known for its soft, sticky texture and its strong, spicy flavor. Afghan hashish is often light brown or pale yellow in color.
Lebanese hashish is another variety of hashish renowned for its quality. It is produced in Lebanon and in some parts of Syria and Turkey. Lebanese hashish is usually light brown in color and is compressed into flat blocks. It has a delicate flavor and a soft texture.
Nepalese hashish is produced in Nepal and some parts of the Himalayas. It is known for its potency and its earthy, sweet flavor. Nepalese hashish is often dark brown or black in color and is compressed into hard blocks or briquettes.
Indian hashish is produced in India and some parts of Pakistan. It is known for its superior quality and delicate, aromatic flavor. Indian hashish is often dark brown in color and is compressed into hard briquettes.
In conclusion, hashish is a complex substance with many different varieties. The hash varieties listed above are just some of the most common and popular, but there are many others that have unique distinguishing characteristics, and certainly the quality also varies based on the type of flowers and techniques used to produce it.
At MamaMary we have a selection of the best types currently available, from the softest to the driest, we leave you with the link to our catalog of extracts:
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