Hash: What is it and How is it Made?

What is Pressed Hash? – Sugarleaf

Whether you’re a long-time smoker from the days of Cheech and Chong or a noob to the cannabis scene, you will have definitely at least heard of hash. Originally hash had a fairly singular meaning; it was a dark, hard like a rock, and was generally made using unrefined cannabis pollen. As cannabis products became more and more popular during the late 20th and now early 21st centuries, new techniques emerged leading to a more potent hash.

Let’s explore a couple different ways to make hash!



Using the pollen from the cannabis plant alongside a small amount of heat and a fair amount of pressure, you will be able to create hash on your own. This is a more classic technique; the quality of your hash will be determined by the quality of the cannabis pollen used and the proper technique/heat level while creating the hash. Many have reported to have good luck with a low heat setting in their oven on parchment paper, then using a rolling pin while still hot. Other techniques which are more involved will use either a hydraulic press or a hand crank press.



Now that cannabis products have become more popular new methods of extracting the THC from the cannabis pollen has been created. A popular method to make hash these days is to use a solvent that is specifically suited to removing cannabis terpenes and cannabinoids. This solvent is then processed out of the material using either heat or a vacuum purge machine. This method will generally be far more expensive and will require machinery.

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