Ketama Gold Moroccan Pressed Hash
Moroccan Pressed Hash by the Ketama Gold Collection is an all-time favourite. This pure Indica Moroccan strain comes from the areas surrounding the Rif Mountains in Morocco. Hash from Ketama, Morocco is one of the most premier hash concentrates available in the world. As a result, it is creating serious competition between Afghan, Arabic and Moroccan cannabis concentrate production alike.
Ketama is the name of the 100% pure indica hash from Northern Morocco. This strain has evolved to fit harsher growing conditions. The 100% indica makeup of Ketama kush produces extremely relaxing effects. It can act as a very effective pain reliever. Users can expect an incredibly euphoric high. These feelings encourage a positive, uplifting experience. Creative thoughts begin to occupy your mind, while sedation rushes over the body. Expect an enhanced calm, coupled with a uniquely psychedelic experience.
Users can expect to sink into deep relaxation with this 100% indica high, with little motivation to move. Ketama is a good hash for certain medical uses such as treating chronic pain, muscle spasms, headaches and migraines. The Ketama strain features dense nugs with a deep olive green hue. The signature “Ketama Gold” title is due to the unique bright yellow trichomes, which run through the strain. While using Ketama Gold Moroccan Hash, customers report a sweet, earthy taste with notes of pine. This hashish boasts a beautiful, earthy, floral aroma, indicative of its flavour.
What is Hash?
Hash is one of the earliest forms of Cannabis Concentrate. Hash traces its origins to the Middle East. In fact, in the Middle East, they call it Hashish. Traditionally made by hand, Hash is made by adding heat and pressure to kief. As a result, it retains a flexible yet solid consistency.
It can come in a variety of colours. For instance, Hash can range from a dark chocolate brown, to a khaki green or even a light sandy brown. Originally, Hash was made by pressing and rolling Cannabis resin glands. Now, most modern Hash comes from using machinery.
Though Hash can be made using a variety of techniques, there is one step that is common throughout all of them. First, you must remove the trichome gland from the Cannabis Plant. After that, the glands are transformed into a solid by repeatedly pressing them.
The colour and consistency vary slightly depending on the methods and the base materials. Sieved Hash is made by collecting the resin powder from fresh curing Cannabis. This was the most popular early form of Hashish.
Now, modern methods of production employ fine mesh fabrics to physically separate the trichomes from the Cannabis Plant. The collected Trichomes, or Kief, is then pressed and shaped into bars or bricks.
The History of Hash
The history of Cannabis use traces back nearly 6000 years. However, Hashish wasn’t introduced in documentation until the 13th Century. Hash traces its origins to Persia and Central Asia, in modern day Iran and Afghanistan. There is some debate as to its first documentation, but experts have it narrowed down to two sources.
The Hashashin Assassins
The first is the legends of the Hashashin Assassins, a religious sect with ties to Persia and Syria. These stories tell of the founding member of the Order of Assassins, Hassan-e Sabbāh. Sabbah both consumed Hash and shared it with his followers to inspire loyalty. There are some who argue the validity of these legends, claiming the Hashashin were merely religious devotees. However, the documentation of their use of Hashish is not in question.
The Legend of Sheik Haidar
The second is from the story of Sheik Haidar, a Persian Monk who practiced Islamic mysticism. Haidar founded a convent in the north-east corner of Iran near the Afghan border. There he spent over a decade in silence and isolation, meeting only with his servant. It is during this isolation that he came across naturally growing Cannabis. Curious about the plants, Haidar gathered the trichome covered leaves and ate them. Upon his return to the convent, he was said to have a cheerful and easy going disposition. Haidar shared his discovery with other holy men, and was rumoured to have consumed Cannabis every day afterward.
Whether you believe the story of Haidar, or the Order of Assassins, it’s safe to say that Hashish was present in Iran as early as the 13th Century.