How Legal hashish is made – basic methods and differences

Wondering how hashish is produced and by what methods? Or are you looking for the main differences between the different types of hashish produced? Find out all about this cannabis extract and the production methods in our short article. 


What is hashish?


Hashish is a cannabis product made by compressing the cannabis resin found on the cannabis plant. The resin, also known as trichomes, comes most commonly from the female cannabis flowers (buds). The resin is extracted from the buds, petals and leaves using one of the methods described below. 


Next, the resin is compressed under pressure and sometimes heated into variously sized blocks or cylinders. Different hashish, like cannabis varieties, often differ in color, smell and strength. In appearance, it can be black, brown or even cream in color. It can be hard or soft, crumbly or oily. Several factors influence the strength of hashish. The biggest influence is the potency of the marijuana itself, which was used, and the method by which the hash was made.


In countries such as Afghanistan, hashish is often used in pipes but in the western world, vaporizers for cannabis extracts are not uncommon. Hashish can be mixed with tobacco/marijuana and rolled into a so-called joint. Hashish can also be added to food in a similar way to dried cannabis, however it should be remembered that the effects are much stronger than other methods of use. 

How Legal hashish is made


In recent years and with the gradual legalization in many states in the US, a lot of information about the production of cannabis extracts has appeared on the internet. There are several ways to make hashish, from using your own hands to using chemical solvents. All the accessories to make hash are commonly available at various grow shops and smoke shops. Today, it is not uncommon to buy dry extraction sieves, BHO extractors for hashish production via gas, bags with sieves for extraction via ice, or so-called mechanical pollinators for electricity. Hashish made at home can be just as good as that made in a professional lab or a hidden shack in Afghanistan. 


How to make hashish at home

Hashish or other cannabis extracts can be made at home. Despite the use of commonly available accessories, the final product can surprise with its quality. You can make legal hashish at home using several basic methods. Since not everyone has access to legal – medical cannabis, there is an option for most other people to make legal CBD hash from technical cannabis, which is fully legal and almost THC-free. 


Making legal hashish through ice and with the help of hash bags (bubble hash)


To make hash with ice, you will need ice bags, which are available in many specialist grow shops and smoke shops. You will also need a lot of ice to make it. A lot of ice

Plant material such as sticks and leaves with resin are thrown into buckets or other containers along with chunks of ice. To the cannabis you add cold water and lots of ice. The ice will cool the resin and it will break away from the cannabis buds and leaves more easily. When everything is in place and the water has cooled a bit you start stirring the water. Preferably with an electric mixer with a stirring attachment, but if it’s not electric you can also use a kettle and your own power in an emergency. If you are stirring by hand you will need to stir for a longer time, perhaps 20 minutes. You will need to keep the water ice cold the whole time. If you are whisking with a hand mixer just mix for a shorter time until all the material is softened in the water. Remove the plant and drumstick debris from the water and set aside. 


You will need to strain the water – the slurry you have obtained through hash bags or ice-bags. The easiest way to do this is to pour the water through the bags into another container. The material that remains in the bag is called bubble hash or ice-o-lator. Let this dry preferably in an airy place. With the help of the leftover plants you have set aside, you can repeat the whole process again to try and get a lower quality hash. 


Legal Hashish 


In general, however, like regular hash, Legal hashish is made from compressed hemp resin. The biggest difference, however, is that the resin used to make CBD hash comes from technical hemp plants. The same substances are found in the resin from industrial hemp as in cannabis or classic marijuana, just in different quantities. Some CBD hashish companies now also add terpenes and fragrances from marijuana and conventional hemp to their products. 


What makes CBD hash different from regular hash?


Legal hashish is produced in the same way as regular hashish. However, the biggest difference is undoubtedly the low THC content, which by law must be less than 0,3 %, and the high CBD content, which can reach up to 60 % in some products. In terms of consistency and cbd-color, CBD hashish is very similar and often identical to hash made from conventional marijuana. The flavor of Legal hashish is usually spicy, possibly accompanied by aromatic terpenes from other varieties. These give an original scent to each gram of hash. 


Use and effects of Legal hashish


Legal hashish is used in the same way as that commonly available on the black market. You can roll it in a cigarette or mix it with dried marijuana to make a joint. Of course, there are more methods of using hashish, from dry drinks to vaporizers and hashish pipes. It is also possible to mix hashish into food to add some cannabidiol to your favorite dish. 


Is CBD hashish legal?


CBD hashish is fully legal due to its technical hemp content. Cannabis is legal to grow in most EU countries, so there is no need to worry about any legal problems. 



Would you like to try a CBD product but hashish is not what you were looking for? Then feel free to browse the range of products with this abundant cannabinoid. In our offer you will also find dried hemp flowers, i.e. marijuana with high CBD content and low THC, or highly concentrated CBD dabs, which have a high terpene content and therefore a very distinctive taste and aroma.