Cannabis Alchemy

Cannabis Alchemy

Art of Modern Hashmaking

by D.Gold

The cultivation of marijuana and the refinement of its preparations has concerned alchemists and hedonists on this planet for centuries. Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica are both powerful allies. The body of the plant itself serves as a link between the physical plane and a host of Spirits of exceptional wisdom and subtlety. When the plant is ingested, these qualities are manifested in the. mind of the worshipper, unlocking the storehouse of Wisdom within and revealing the hidden springs of pleasure. Smoking or eating the leaves or flowers is usually sufficient to bring about the desired state, although it seems inherent in the nature of Man to search for more concentrated forms of the drug that are stronger, more pleasant to ingest, or more desirable in some other way. Thus in, every culture the technology of that period is applied to the work of the transmutation. As technology has evolved, so have the outward trappings of the operation, even though the principles underlying the operation remain constant throughout time and cultural differences. In primitive situations the refinement is carried on manually, the flowers being separated from the less psychoactive seeds, Stems and leaves. Resins are extracted by simply rubbing the plant with the hands and then scraping the resin from the hands with the fingers. Water extractions are accomplished by boiling the plant parts in water, letting the water evaporate in the sun, and then collecting the residue. In cultures advanced to the state of mechanical technology, certain devices are used to this end. This might involve sifting the dried resin through mesh cloth, or mechanically pressing the resin into slabs. In cultures where the ingestion of the plant is accepted and desirable, these techniques become the formulae of power, and hash makers are revered as Priests of the Holy Sacrament. In other situations their work is misunderstood, and they arebranded as criminals to be persecuted. Yet their work continues.

CHAPTER 1 – Extraction & Purification of Marijuana & Hashish Oils

CHAPTER 2 – Isomerization

CHAPTER 3 – THC Acetate

CHAPTER 4 – Preparation of Hashish

CHAPTER 5 – Increasing Potency of Intact Marijuana Flowers

CHAPTER 6 – Preparation of Oil Capsules

CHAPTER 7 – Smoking Oil by Direct Vaporization

CHAPTER 8 – Preparation of Translucent (Honey) Oil

CHAPTER 9 – Preparation of “Reefers”

CHAPTER 10 – High-Volume Extraction Method

CHAPTER 11 – Advanced Refinement Techniques

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