A Brief History of Hash with Holyoke Cannabis


What is Hash?

Most users of cannabis have run into hash in there lifetime. It comes in many forms, textures, and colors ranging from dark and brick like to golden with a play dough effect. It has been used in spiritual ceremonies, medicine, and recreational all over the world. Even though hash still plays a major part in today’s cannabis communities, the history of hashish is extensive and goes back thousands of years.

The earliest mentions of hashish can date back to between 1000 AD and 1200 AD. The mention was made in a legend told by Marco Polo about the ancient assassins who would eat or smoke hashish before a mission. These stories have never been confirmed, but did spread the popularity of hash. Though this is the earliest written history, hash has been used all over the planet for many different reasons.

Can I Buy Hash?

After the word finally hit Europe, the news of hashish in the western world spread quickly and has been changed into many different forms. Though illegal through the United States for many years, it can now be found in most recreational dispensary stores in any legal state. This fact in sometimes taken for granted as many have spent years in prison due to convictions surrounding the now legal item.

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Customer Safety During COVID-19

Holyoke Cannabis implements a wide range of sanitation and safety measures. Health and security are major priorities for their walk-in customers. “We are constantly sanitizing our sales floor and counterspace and offer both hand sanitizer and masks to all customers.” explains Jacob Black, Marketing and procurement Manager for Holyoke Cannabis. “Customers can also pre-order through our website www.holyokecannabis.com in order to decrease your time spent in store. We take our customers safety concerns extremely seriously.”.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call 413-322-8611 and a Holyoke Cannabis Bud Tender will have the answer you need.

Products and Education

Due to the previously mentioned influx of cannabis users joining the recreational market, one major goal of Holyoke Cannabis is to properly educate and inform for both its Budtenders and Customers. Holyoke Cannabis provides an extensive product guide that details/describes all major forms of cannabis intake from yummy edibles to old school buds and everything in between. If you are more of a person-to-person learner, the Holyoke Cannabis staff is more than happy to answer all questions in a warm and friendly environment.

Revitalization of Holyoke and Holyoke Cannabis

With so many amazing business’s moving into the beautiful Mill area of 380 Dwight Street, Holyoke Cannabis expects a bright future for economic, infrastructural, and social uplift throughout Holyoke and its surrounding areas. “Holyoke Cannabis is excited to be part of such a driven community of business owners” “We only see things going up from here” remarked Jaron as the sound of new construction rings out from outside.

Location and Access

Access to transportation whether it be long distances, or one town over can be a great concern for customers who wish to partake in cannabis product safely. Holyoke Cannabis and the 380 Dwight St. plaza is located only a short distance from both a train station and local bus stop and is available to all.

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    • “Please Consume Responsibly”
    • “Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination and judgment. Do not
      operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug.”
    • “For use only by adults 21 years of age or older. Keep out of the reach of
    • “This product has not been analyzed or approved by the Food and Drug Administration
      (FDA). There is limited information on the side effects of using this product, and there
      may be associated health risks. Marijuana use during pregnancy and breast-feeding may
      pose potential harms. It is against the law to drive or operate machinery when under the
      influence of this product. KEEP THIS PRODUCT AWAY FROM CHILDREN. There
      may be health risks associated with consumption of this product. Marijuana can impair
      concentration, coordination, and judgment. The impairment effects of Edibles may be
      delayed by two hours or more. In case of accidental ingestion, contact poison control
      hotline 1-800-222-1222 or 9-1-1. This product may be illegal outside of MA.”

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