How hashish purification is performed and what are the effects of this practice

Hashish purification: how it is performed and the effects

Modified on: 08/11/2023

How hashish is obtained and what is recommended to purify it from cutting substances

Legal hashish is produced according to precise quality standards so that it does not contain any substances that are harmful to health. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for hashish with a high THC content.

As it is illegal, this type of hashish is not subject to any regulations regarding its production and, for this reason, may contain rather harmful components.

The best choice is to keep away from these illegal substances. Still, there is no doubt that this topic may tickle the curiosity of many who may wonder if there are ways to purify them from cutting additives.

In this article, written for purely informational purposes, we will explain how hashish is made, what substances it can be cut with, and what some specialised websites recommend to remove them entirely from the bricks.

Bowl containing kief

How is hashish produced?

Hashish has been produced since ancient times and is still made today through techniques that have been used for hundreds of years.

The classic methods are dry sieving and hand processing of the cannabis buds.

To perform the first technique, marijuana inflorescences are first dried. They are then rubbed into a sieve to separate the resin produced by the plant’s trichomes. The latter is collected in a container in the form of a powder (called kief) and then compacted into brown or dark green pellets.

Hand processing of the tops, on the other hand, is done on the still fresh inflorescences rubbed between the palms so that the heat causes the resin to adhere to the skin. Once enough resin has been deposited, it is collected with a unique tool and manipulated until a ball of hash is obtained that becomes ready for use after a short ripening period.

Finally, a production method that is much more recent than the previous ones, called Bubble Hash, is widespread.

This technique became popular in the 1990s and consists of soaking the inflorescences in ice water so that they freeze. This facilitates the separation of the trichomes from the other parts of the plant.

Then the water is filtered off, and the tops are processed similarly to the dry sieve method, the difference being that the low temperature makes for a purer and more homogenous end product.

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Cut hashish: what substances are added and why it can be a significant risk

As is well known, hashish with high THC content is a narcotic substance; therefore, its consumption is prohibited. For this reason, its production is not regulated, and, on the illegal market, bricks with numerous cutting substances added are circulating.

The reason is simple: as hashish is sold by weight, other compounds are added to increase the final yield. The problem is that these cutting substances can harm health and endanger those who commit the carelessness of buying an illegal product.

Here are some examples of what can be added to hashish to increase its weight:

  • pine resin;
  • motor oil;
  • battery acid.

Apart from pine resin, which does not pose a severe health risk, it is evident that smoking substances such as battery acid and motor oil are equivalent to submitting oneself to Russian roulette: the first time, it might go well, and maybe even the second and third time, but sooner or later the bullet comes.

To remedy this problem, some cannabis and CBD cannabis websites have instructions on purifying hashish of these harmful compounds, and the most frequently recommended method is to use a teabag.

Want to know more? I will tell you how it works in the following paragraph.

Boiling water pot

This is how hashish purification works.

Cut hashish can be purified using objects found in anyone’s home.

It would seem that the first step is to take a teabag, open it, discard the contents and fill it with the hash. Then it is necessary to close it carefully using a needle and thread or a stapler and boil some water in a small pot. Once it comes to a boil, the cooker should be turned off, and the sachet should be steeped.

At this point, the cutting substances should slowly dissolve in the water instead of the cannabinoids, which, being fat-soluble, would remain safely inside the packet.

Once all the harmful components have been separated from the hashish, it would be sufficient to remove the loaf from the sachet, pat it dry and leave it in the air for a few hours, so it dries completely.

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In conclusion

This article explains how hashish is prepared and why cutting compounds are sometimes added during its production. Unfortunately, these compounds can be very harmful, so some suggest purifying the hashish by homemade methods.

If I have told you these things, I have done so simply to satisfy your curiosity.

Don’t try these practices, and don’t give in to the temptation to buy illegal products such as hashish with a high THC content.

Remember that the only legal hashish is so-called CBD hash, which you can buy in our shop along with many other cannabidiol products such as CBD cannabis inflorescences and CBD oil.

We are waiting for you in our CBD flower shop!