CANNABIS CULTURE – Ganja Guru Ed Rosenthal on how to convert your screened powder to hash.
Question: I live in a city in Pakistan where marijuana grows wild everywhere. What I mean is that the plants are male, though they have female characteristics, e.g. white hairs growing on top of the bud. I’ve picked a few branches off plants, dried them, and smoked the dried weed.
I was confused because I got high, a high I have never felt before, it isn’t the high that I get from the hash, which is all you get in Pakistan. Now I want to convert these plants that got me high into hash.
I was able to make the hash powder. However, when I’ve tried to make hash from the powder I found it impossible to convert it into a solid. I’ve tried heating it for a long period of time but it yielded no results.
(a) Is the wild marijuana growing everywhere, male or female?
(b) Why is it so impossible to solidify the hash powder? I use the wire mesh method to screen hash.
Adam Kazi, Islamabad, Pakistan
Ed Rosenthal: The wild marijuana that you are finding everywhere is either female or hermaphrodite. The male plants usually flower a little earlier than the females. After flowering they lose their vitality and start to die back.
To convert your screened powder to hash you must apply both heat and pressure. A press with warm plates works well. To make small stash amounts, wrap some powder in cellophane and place the package in the heel of your shoe. With a short stint in your show the heat and pressure from your body will turn it to hash.
Send your grow questions to Ed Rosenthal at [email protected].