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    50 Years Ago . . .

    I am typing this stoned on hash.

    While that doesn’t sound at all remarkable on a cannabis forum, it is a true milestone. Flashback to May 1970 and the first cannabis I ever smoked. That was 50 years ago this week by the way. I was a very cannabis-curious teenager and so for my 16th birthday, I bought myself a nickel (a $5 gram) of hash from a high school acquaintance. We did the deal in the high school smoking area next to the parking lot at lunchtime. A little nugget wrapped in the paper foil from a cigarette package. Looking back now, it was an anonymous mid-weight black hash from Afghanistan or Pakistan, dark green and fingernail soft. But it did the job nicely.

    Fast-forward 50 years, and I am still smoking hash. I guess this makes me a lifelong stoner. But I did manage to squeeze in a couple of wives, some kids, grandkids, and an interesting career that I recently closed out where I had reached the top of my particular niche. Not in money unfortunately, but at least respect.

    But, back to my point. I am smoking hash. The significance of this is that 1) I’m still alive 2) this is legal hash purchased from the official provincial government-owned online store. And this is the same government that busted my ass for possession of hash a few months after my initiation.

    So this is something that I thought that I would never see. Actual legal hashish. Legally grown, processed and quality tested for pesticides and psychoactive content. Packaged in a boring and hopelessly unopenable child-proof envelope with bilingual warnings. 33.88% THC. Complete with a government excise sticker on the back . . .

    I know that hash is legal to buy in Amsterdam and I sampled some awesome coffee shop stock when I visited a few years back. But the source is still shady. And in Colorado, California and the other legal US states that I have visited, hash seems to be a bastard child with vapes, shatter and rosin etc taking all of the concentrate shelf space. So even though I paid too much, I had to have some. It is very yummy and somehow somewhat reminiscent of those early buzzes 50 years ago.

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    #2
    I liked the story but don't buy your drugs from the government. They're evil hypocrites and they don't deserve your money. They're still jailing people for this stuff if you're not paying into their cartel.

    My second smoke was some dark brown on the inside, black outside, gold seal hash back in the early 90's. Really stoney stuff. These days I only smoke hash that I make from the weed that I grow.

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      #3
      - Very nice - me too - I first got into cannabis via the hashish route - back in the mid-70's - and I do miss those scents/smells of good Moroccan/Lebanese and Paki Black -
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        #4
        Lovely
        It was all hash here when I started smoking... weed was a rarity.
        I’d buy hash from a shop if it meant they’d leave me alone to smoke it.
        "read the directions, even if you dont follow them.."

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        Originally posted by Harry Lime

        Put out the joint, step away from the computer and go for a walk.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Mr. J View Post
          I liked the story but don't buy your drugs from the government . . . These days I only smoke hash that I make from the weed that I grow.
          Have no fear.

          I went through a 20 year span where I could not find hash. Yes, 20 years! I always had bud but none of the people in my circle had hash. So a few years ago when the black market cracked open before legalization, I started collecting. I just hauled out the contents of my hash drawer & I have 11 that were sourced from the black market, 10 from bubble & only one from the legal store. Maybe the hash countries are using diluted genetics or maybe nostalgia is at play or maybe the imports are actually local fakes now but my latest bubble attempts taste better & kick much harder than any of them. But they do smell nice.
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            #6
            When I was a teenager we had all different types of hash here in Cali, people were smuggling it in back then, red and blonde leb, primo from afghan, Moroccan, Paki, temple balls from Nepal, and more I can’t remember. I went to Nepal and made hash for years but only brought back personal. I then made hash here at home before trim got so popular I couldn’t get much any more. I make some rosin now, but there was nothing like all the smells, tastes, and the smoking pleasure from the different types of hash...
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              #7
              Originally posted by Gypsy Nirvana View Post
              - Very nice - me too - I first got into cannabis via the hashish route - back in the mid-70's - and I do miss those scents/smells of good Moroccan/Lebanese and Paki Black -
              Mmmmm! Yeah. Lebanese red from coffeeshops outskirts of the 'Dam. Memories.
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                #8
                Good story and glad you made it all these years to taste legal hash. Never should have been illegal, but that is a given. Hope you can make your own hash or do some dry sift from your own plants.

                By the time I got around to hash it was the eighties as I recall. Blonde Lebanese was $10 a gram. Inflation eh? Good high but not as good as the first smokes I had 1974 era. The best buds/shake of the Mexicans and possibly a Jamaican? Crazy sativa highs. Still searching and doing pretty good in finding such highs but more to be done, as they were still more tripped out than current stuff.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by aridbud View Post
                  Mmmmm! Yeah. Lebanese red from coffeeshops outskirts of the 'Dam. Memories.
                  I have a gram of Red Lebanese here. Very soft, like lightly pressed kief. I seem to remember that Lebanese hash was usually hard - both blonde & red. I don't know, but I remember Lebanese as being really good & this is OK, but a lightweight. Ditto some Nepalese that I found. I remember Nepalese fingertip hash that was true one toke fucked hash. This stuff? Not in the same league.
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                    #10
                    there is the hash factory in Colorado that does Moroccan and Lebanese style processing https://durangogreenery.com/hash-factory/

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by mexweed View Post
                      there is the hash factory in Colorado that does Moroccan and Lebanese style processing https://durangogreenery.com/hash-factory/
                      Damn, that caviar stuff looks naughty....
                      "read the directions, even if you dont follow them.."

                      https://www.jackherer.com/thebook/

                      “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
                      - Ferris Bueller


                      Originally posted by Harry Lime

                      Put out the joint, step away from the computer and go for a walk.

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                        #12
                        Fifty years ago today, May 23, 1970.

                        I was doing my ninth month in "Alcantra Youth Conservation Camp and School" for possession of one gram of hashish I had bought for the first time and never got to smoke.

                        "Felony Narcotic" was the description on the indictment.

                        Trying to fake experience without the any clue of what being high felt like is not recommended while serving time in reform school.
                        Needless to say, serving two years without ever even being stoned first garnered little respect in regards to street smarts.

                        Hash as a felony narcotic, it still makes me bristle.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Phaeton View Post
                          I was doing my ninth month in "Alcantra Youth Conservation Camp and School" for possession of one gram of hashish I had bought for the first time and never got to smoke.

                          "Felony Narcotic" was the description on the indictment.

                          Trying to fake experience without the any clue of what being high felt like is not recommended while serving time in reform school.
                          Needless to say, serving two years without ever even being stoned first garnered little respect in regards to street smarts.

                          Hash as a felony narcotic, it still makes me bristle.
                          My bust was in early September. Canada also classed cannabis under the Narcotic Drugs Act. But I was also charged under the Restricted Drugs Act for possession of LSD. I got a $100 fine on each count. I was very, very lucky to avoid jail.
                          In the tent now: Is it Time for Show & Tell?
                          Arguing on the net is like yelling in space.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by mexweed View Post
                            there is the hash factory in Colorado that does Moroccan and Lebanese style processing https://durangogreenery.com/hash-factory/
                            It is good to see. There does seem to be some very well made local hash around. Soft, smooth & well-processed - both sift & bubble. A guy posted on Canadients (reddit) recently who has been supplying HQ local to the online BC stores. He was boasting about his custom heat/steam/pressure machine. And there was also a First Peoples connection from the east who were online with different grades of good hash.
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                            Arguing on the net is like yelling in space.

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                              #15
                              hash, mmmmm.
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