What is Red Lebanese Hash?
Red Lebanese Hash is an impressively potent cannabis extract made when trichomes, the sticky resinous glands that cover the surface of cannabis plants, are extracted and processed into a concentrated form. This dark green or brown brick-like substance often comes in ball shape and contains no solvents or chemicals; instead it’s created via physical manipulation and temperature changes.
How is Red Lebanese Hash made?
Red Lebanese Hash, one of the oldest cannabis concentrates known to man with written records dating back centuries, is traditionally inhaled or smoked. To make hash, resin glands from a cannabis plant are removed and deposited onto a surface where they can be compressed together into an amalgamated solid piece. Interestingly enough, different methods generate completely unique looks and textures – making it all the more remarkable as homage to its long-standing history!
What makes Red Lebanese Hash so special?
Red Lebanese Hash is the oldest type of cannabis concentrate, made up of trichome glands which contain many valuable compounds from the cannabis plant including cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. In a study published by the British Journal of Pharmacology in 2011, Dr. Ethan B Russo discussed how these active molecules work together to create an entourage effect that can have positive medical benefits as well as heightening THC, CBD and other cannabinoid effects. Terpenes have the potential to enhance your cannabis experience, and laboratory studies demonstrate that flavonoids possess anti-inflammatory and antioxidative effects.
A major advantage of hash is that it doesn’t require lab-grade equipment or solvents to produce. Also, if stored properly, the dry resin powder used for making sieved hash can remain preserved for a long time. Even after pressing into slabs and bars, its trichome gland structure preserves potency and flavor by acting as an effective protective barrier against oxygen and moisture.
How do I consume or use Red Lebanese Hash?
To maximize potency and the desired effects, adding hash to a bowl of flower in your favorite glass bong, bubbler or pipe is one of the most straightforward methods of consuming it.
Did you know that hash can be enjoyed on its own? The smoking technique known as ‘hot knifing’, or taking a “knife hit” or “knife toke,” is one such way of doing so. You’ll need two metal knives, preferably butter knives, and heat them up on an electric range until they’re red hot. Place your piece of hash onto the heated end of the knife blade then inhale away! This method definitely offers a unique experience – give it a try!
For those seeking an effortless way to smoke hash, pipes are a great option. However, for safety reasons it’s essential you place a screen in your pipe before lighting up–this will prevent any smoldering bits from traveling too far and being inadvertently inhaled. For those looking to experience the benefits of concentrates and extracts, dabbing is an ideal choice. Utilizing a specialized water pipe called a dab rig, you can easily enjoy all that hash has to offer.