History of Lebanese Hash
The origins of cannabis cultivation in Lebanon date back several centuries ago, being a major trading good already in Ottoman times. Indeed, the Ottoman Empire was in constant need of cannabis fibre to supply its Navy, thus developing a huge hemp industry throughout its territories. Traditionally, cannabis
has been grown in Lebanon in different areas, although it is doubtless that the Beqaa Valley is the one that stands out for both the quality and quantity of its product.
Lebanon is considered one of the most important hashish-producing
countries in history (actually, most of the hashish found in the USA and Canada in the 1970s and 1980s came from Lebanon).
But this is nothing new; since the end of WWI (1918), several countries in the Middle East drastically
reduced cannabis/hashish production, which left Lebanon as the major producer of this area. Even
during the ban in the decade of 1920 (and a second ban from the UN in 1946), Lebanon remained as the top hashish producer in the Middle East. It was not until the decade of 1990 when production decreased, just to increase again a few years later.
Lebanese hashish is well known worldwide; no matter where you go, there’s always someone who has heard about or even tried “Red Lebanese” or ‘Blonde Lebanese” hash. Indeed, the quality of Lebanon’s dry-sieved resin is legendary, being considered one of the best in the world and, along with Afghanistan, one of the oldest hashish-producing areas in history, especially if we talk about dry-sieving. It is not strange that it soon became a mandatory stop for the pilgrims of the Hippy Hashish Trail back in the late 60’s and early 70s!
About Blonde Lebanese Hash
You know that feeling when you’re in the mood for a little something to take the edge off?
Lebanese blonde hash is a potent hash that offers many health benefits. The THC levels in this hash are higher than most hash in the market and it provides users with an overall sense of well-being, but can also create euphoria feelings and paranoia for some people.
Lebanese blonde hash has more powerful effects on the mind as compared to other types because Lebanese blondes contain high concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which acts like opium when smoked by acting on certain receptors in brain cells releasing dopamine into areas associated with emotions such as pleasure, memory reward, motivation and movement control – this process may be why smoking Blonde hash makes you hungry!
Lebanese Hash is an all-natural, organic product with no additives. It has been aged over one or two whole seasons (4-8 months) and will have a rich flavor and aroma. We offer AAAA quality hash sourced directly from small-batch growers out of the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon’s heart of agriculture.
This is an updated picture of the new block, please note it will get slightly darker once it is broken up and sits due to oxidation.
How to make Blond Lebanese Hash
Harder types of resin – mostly from Morocco and Lebanon are made by sifting mature cannabis flowers through a series of sieves until only a resinous powder remains. This powder is compressed and heated to allow the resins to melt and stick together forming blocks.
The resin is then compressed into blocks and sealed with cellophane or cloth. The result is a hard, brittle hash, usually light yellow to brown and sometimes even reddish brown. Generally, the really hard and yellow stuff which is cerebral is old Lebanese on the whole, and the slightly darker brown hash is usually Moroccan. Apparently, new Lebanese is often also malleable.
The method used in Southern Asia involves rubbing the living flowers of the cannabis plants with hands, a leather apron, or other implements. The aim is to get the soft and sticky resins to stick to a surface that can be taken somewhere to be processed and collated.
These are then scraped off the skin or leather and rolled into lumps of various sizes and compressed into blocks. The color is usually dark-brown to black on the surface and lighter on the interior – air contact makes this hash go darker in color. The consistency is normally soft and a lump can usually be molded into various shapes or sausages.
How to smoke hash
If you’ve never smoked hash, you may be a bit confused about how to use it. However, there’s no need to get confused. Kamikazi is here to help!
While it can be used to dab, doing so is not recommended. Below are some great ways for Canadian residents to enjoy premium hash products from Kamikazi:
- Roll your hash into snakes. Wrap them into or around a joint or blunt.
- Add on top of or mix in with flower in your pipe.
- Consume by itself on a screen in a pipe or in a water pipe.
- Vape it. Some vaporizers are specifically designed for hashish and similar concentrates. Others can handle both dried herb and hash.
It may be helpful to use degummed hemp fiber. This keeps your Kamikazi hash from clogging the vaporizer innards. Additionally, this will make cleaning easier. Finally, applying a lower temperature will often give a richer taste.
Some people like to start low and end with a higher temperature setting. Play around with it and see what works best for you. Most importantly, smoking hash is all about personal preference.