Nat Sherman store for smokers, 12 East 42 nd Street Karma Restaurant, 51 1 st Avenue, offers a hookah menu for discerning smokers. All three spots offer smokers a well-deserved bit of down-time from working or sight-seeing and a great way to relax with like-minded friends. At the Avalon Hotel, we understand that smokers have needs, too. That’s why we’re one of the premier smoking hotels in NYC. Our boutique hotel is located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, putting you close to all the sights and many of New York’s smoker-centric bars and stores.
Plus, our 100-room facility offers some of the most luxurious smoking rooms in NYC, with both oversized rooms and expansive suites on offer. Next time you visit New York, be sure to check in at the Avalon where you can relax with your favorite smoke any time you’re here. An overview of hash: What it is, how it’s made, and how to use it. Collected and consumed for centuries, hash is a type of extremely potent cannabis concentrate that can be smoked, vaped, or eaten in edibles. Hash, also known as hashish, is made from the resinous glands of the female cannabis plant, called trichomes. While the golden-colored concentrate is available at most dispensaries in states where recreational or medical marijuana is legal, cannabis consumers who legally grow their own cannabis at home can make their own hash relatively easily. In this easy to follow guide, we will look at how to buy hash, how to make your own hash, how to smoke hash, and other hash basics. Hash is a cannabis concentrate made from collected trichomes, found primarily on the flowering tops of female cannabis plants.
These resinous glands contain the highest concentration of cannabinoids – such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) — of the entire marijuana plant. As a result, hash typically contains a high THC concentration between 20 and 60 percent, much higher than whole cannabis flowers. Some hash comes from strains that are more abundant in other cannabinoids, like CBD and cannabinol. Hash also contains a higher concentration of terpenes , the essential oils that work synergistically with cannabinoids to enhance cannabis’s effects. Terpenes are also responsible for giving marijuana its pungent, aromatic distinctions. Hash is composed of compressed or purified preparations of trichomes, and as such it can take on various forms, from oily to pasty to dry to sticky. It typically has a light to dark brown color, although in some cases it can appear black, red, and even transparent. Like the cannabis plant itself, hash is thought to have been used for thousands of years. While historians are still unsure as to where hash originates from, it is believed that the cannabis concentrate was popularized around 900 A.D. The word “hashish” originates from the Arabic language, roughly translating to mean “grass.” Hash made its first appearance in the western world in the late 1700s after French Emperor Napoleon and his troops were exposed to the extract after invading Egypt. For years, European doctors imported hash for research purposes, and this led to the development of new extraction methods and further refinement into hash-infused products. By the end of the 19 th century, cannabis extracts like hash were used widely in the western world. The 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs prohibited hash and other cannabis, even for medical purposes, worldwide. It’s only been recently that selected countries and states in the U.S. have legalized marijuana and its extracts to some degree. Traditional hash appears as dark brown balls with a greasy film. It is made by separating the flower’s trichomes from the rest of the plant matter using the hands or by dry-sifting the flowers over a screen. These trichomes are then pressed together, rupturing some of the glands and creating thick has balls. Bubble hash, also called ice water hash, is made by washing the trichomes off the flower with ice cold water, and then filtering them through a fine micron bag. Bubble hash can vary in consistency, from pressed and sticky to a fine dry powder, and can vary in color from light tan to almost black. Butane hash oil (BHO) and solvent hash oil is made using solvents – such as alcohol, butane, hexane, or CO2 — which extract the flower’s compounds. BHO and solvent hash can appear like liquid oil, crumbly wax, or glass-like shards called shatter. To make BHO or solvent hash, the marijuana flower is exposed to the solvent, which removes the marijuana’s essential oil, which is packed with cannabinoids and terpenes, the compounds that provide marijuana’s flavors and effects. That extracted oil is then heated in a vacuum so that it evaporates off the solvent used, leaving a highly concentrated hash.
Butane and other solvents are highly flammable, making this method of creating hash or hash oil much more dangerous than the other options listed. Making Butane Hash Oil should never be attempted at home and is illegal in some regions. Solvent extracted hash is usually called marijuana extracts. You can easily make solventless marijuana extracts called rosin at home. Making traditional hash on your own is relatively easy provided that you have some patience, and for one technique, a few inexpensive tools. You can make hash in one of two ways: The hand-rolling method or the dry-sift method. The oldest and most traditional method for making hash is to rub the flowers in your hands.
While relatively simple, the hand-rolling method can be messy and doesn’t produce a high yield of hash. To make hash using the hand-rolling method, you’ll only need non-dried marijuana flower. Follow these steps: Wash your hands or wear gloves. Roll the marijuana flower slowly and gently between your two palms, avoiding putting any pressure on the bud.