Moroccan “love candy” called Majoun, brilliant storms of laughter

Fri, 25/Dec/20

Populated by Alice B. Toklas, also known by the movie “I love you Alice B. Toklas” from 60’s, the explorer, the author, she gave a cookbook to the world as an ultimate summary of her adventures. The book includes a hashish recipes among other yummies, and is also a biographic cookbook. Might be dope!

Moroccan Hashish Candy

However many link this Alice B’ Toklas recipe to the Moroccan traditional candy, and we know or at least we have heard thousand times how rich with hashish is the Moroccan dessert, supported by Berber culture: people live in desert, smoke dankest dank, they call it kif, make candies and ride camels over sand dunes glowing orange in the sunset, and no single stranger around – totally romantic. This is what she says in her book about that hashish love candy:

Euphoria and brilliant storms of laughter; ecstatic revelries and extensions of one’s personality on several simultaneous planes are to be complacently expected (from Alice B. Toklas cookbook)

The candy named Majoun, some say it is in Arabic a “love potion”, I do not know Arabic, let us believe it’s a true translation, no problem, sounds trustworthy enough. In Sri Lanka, in their Ayurvedic, they also use cannabis for aphrodisiac, and many stoners know for sure why it is so, haha.

Here’s the recipe of Majoun Hashish Candy

1) Take dry marijuana bud, or shake (stems and leaves, but you’ll need a double amount of it rather if buds) and toast them over very low heat until the aromas are released. It is a good idea to use a cooking thermometer, if you’re up to cooking, and to cannabis cooking specifically, the thermometer is the tiny investment which helps you to master the THC output off your cannabis cookies. The process is called Decarb, which is the most important thing in cannabis cooking, it makes your weed POTENTIAL.

2) Mix the leaves with raisins, walnuts, nutmeg, anise, ginger, honey, and water, adding more water if the mixture is too dry and crumbly.

3) Simmer together until the mixture is soft and thick. Mash by hand. Some sources recommend a food processor to blend, using several short pulses, however cooking marijuana edibles is a mystery and a joy for the heart: like rolling blunts manually you enjoy it the best, when grinder is the only allowed machinery, cooking by hands always give fruits. Doing any cooking, even if not cannabis, by hands you feel it better, you are part of the process, and you master it every single time. Also you lose an amount of bud material in a blender.

4) Stir in cannabutter, spoon into a jar, and refrigerate for storage. Spread on crackers or plain cookies, or use as a filling for stuffed cookies. Majoun will keep for about 2 to 3 months refrigerated, people say.

You will also need cannabutter, the tutorial is here: Free Edible Cookbook

(always careful with edibles, they are as potent as they are tasty)

 

How to make hashish

Fri, 12/Jun/20

Hashish (or Hash)

Hashish, and we also call it hash, is possibly the oldest marijuana concentrate we know, also can be made using none of any chemical solvents neither complicated machinery. It consists of trichomes, resin and oils. Take some frosty fresh buds, rub extensively with fingers, the substance left on your fingers is hashish. This way they do hashish in India, for example, they roll it into a big damn ball once scrabbed from hands, and keep it this way. Called charas.

In some countries, like in Kazakhstan, I heard, they make it for fun with a girlfriend running all over the cannabis field, it’s a sunny day and it’s hot, she sweats, and all top contents of the cannabis flowers (trichomes and resin) stick onto her body, and then — scrab and smoke.

Making Hash

Making hash is the extraction and preserving the psychoactive resin from the cannabis plant. This resin is HIGHly concentrated in the cannabis tops, in the buds, and is exactly the thing giving your nugs their “frosty” appearance. Smaller amounts of the psychoactive resin can be also found in the leaves and trim of both male and female plants, which makes the whole idea to learn how to make hashish HIGHly reasonable, to get the use of all parts the plant — extract hashish, we all love doing it, for real, an especially when it comes to consumption. In a long run, except of that it is the aromatic and the effective way to consume cannabis, it is also the HIGHly economic way to consume cannabis. And a re-use shake, leaves and stems, all remains of cannabis plants, yes, you make hash from it too, once extracted it’s same resin as good as that one from buds (of course shake contains less resin, yet in the other case we just throw it away, instead of having finest hashish, hm?)

Hashish is notable for having less smell (almost none) when you have it your pocket, may be important. Also less smell when smoking, and it is not that far famous smell, not all people know it, if compare to regular marijuana. Another great feature hashish is highlighting is small size, one finger tip block of hashish will last for couple of days, giving you less burning side products as you dub it, because of size of one hit. You can roll it with tobacco, or dub it, or use a small pipe, or use a can of Coca Cola, which is the best use for Coca Cola can, hahahaha )

Cold Method to extract Hashish at home

Fo this one we need a bucket or a smaller bowl (depending on how much harvest we want to “invest” into our hashish experiment, hahahaha), we put cold water into bucket, let’s make it half as we will need space for adding ice, so fill water wishice and then we drop the quantities of BUD. Then you use a blender or by spoon by hand, whatever you prefer, we crash this bud containing ice with blender until it turns to be crashed ice with bud in it, all way till the coctail-margarita state. Take away the remains of green plant material which keeps floating, and filter out the trichomes with screens. After drying it’s ready to use.

Don’t do anything to the buds before you put them into water. Crushing or grinding it in advance will only damage the trichomes, decreasing the potency. Stuff should be dry, may be frozen, you crash it already in water with ice.

This process is extremely clean and creates a pure, clean product, high in THC and extremely tasty with no chemicals. Freeze the buds in a fridge before you put them into ice, it’sll make the whole process even more smooth. Cold keeps trichomes brittle, so they separate easily.

For the very first experiments we suggest playing with small amounts before mastering to the bucket size full of kief. You may lose buds if anything goes wrong. Think about coctail shaker for the start.

Kief

Basically Kief is the Moroccan way for saying “hashish”, they call weed that way and they smoke weed in a form of hashish preferably. However technics go different, so we distinguish one hash from another, yet it’s nothing wrong to call all other hashish as kief and vice verca to refer kief as hashish — Names of Marijuana.

Moroccan Solventless Hash
This is how it appears, the Moroccan Solventless Hash, the image we’ve borrowed from a dispensary in Canada, delivering Moroccan hash: https://greenz.market

Kief is the most basic types of cannabis concentrates, counting the oldest history back into thousands years ago. It’s made of the dried trichomes, which are the glands of the cannabis plant and contain the highest share of thc.

Kief is light green or golden or brownish in color, depending on the original material, the strains it is made of, it appears as a sandy or very fine grain powder pressed into a solid piece. You smoke one small piece (like half a nail size) of it by a pipe or a bong and you’re already high, thse are pure trichomes. The cold method above in the end produces kief. Very tasty as soon as buds you use for the extraction also contain terpenes, and you get the terpenes well-densed in your kief, very pure, no oils inside neither plant tissue, mild in smoking and HIGH as hell.

In the standard weed grinder there is the third compatment, where the trichmes are collected as long as you use the grinder for grinding weed. It becomes dense there, the light green and yellow powder. This is kief.

Head image: The Dank Dutchess

★★★ Moroccan Hashish Candies, Alice Toklas’s Recipe

 

The Names of Marijuana

Tue, 02/Jun/20

Humanity gives female names to everything beautiful and also powerful. Like those magnificent tall ships of the past, the trade clippers, the Columbus fleet, and the name he has given to the first island discovered, hurricanes in Caribbean, and among others – Marijuana which is an obvious combination of María and Juana.

santamaria

The image is a credit to cannabisandspirituality.com

Mary Jane

Mary Jane at its turn is counted as a conversion of Spanish into English, where Mary is the replacement for María, and Jane is an equivalent for Juana, I dun’no how is that but people say so and that is how @MariJane has appeared,

Rumours say that the name was designated artificially to fight with the word against cannabis plant. Back in the middle of the past century the Latin culture was not totally accepted by the majority of population of the American society, some say – because of Mexico, therefore a Hispanic name would definitely play its part against the drug and that is how María y Juana got linked together to represent cannabis…For..Ever! If this version can ever be a true I can guess these two names are among the most popular female names in Spanish speaking countries, if not the most popular two names, and especially María, thanks to Mary, the mother of god. Anyway, the story nowadays appears merely as a fine urban legend.

For sake of bare facts, the other sources state that Marijuana-word arrived to USA even earlier, in late 1800s, yet still from Mexico where it was a slang word for both: the recreational cannabis and also for naming a courtisan.

María and… Yohana?

A popular version for Maria’s name origin is that it is “bitter” in Hebrew, or often referred as “bitter sea”. Yet there is another version that it comes from Mariam, the queen of Babylon, the gran-grand-mother of totalitarianism, and her name’s meaning was “Rebellious”, one of the versions, yet they all are relevant as far as the true story is hidden behind the ages (as usual). Okay. And then Yohana, the hebrew version for Joanna or Jane or Juana, pretty much means “God’s mercy” or “God’s love”. I think, both components of Maria and Juana then do reflect the nature of the drug, huh?

Marijane in other languages

Pronounce it as: Mari-uána. They also call it porro or faso.

I’m sharing the best I know, don’t shoot at me =)))) it would be cool if we grow this page together to contain the hell amount of Marijuana aliases, and the comprehensive marijuana dictionary, let me start.

Hispanic World, so the language is: Spanish

— Marijuana word itself is used relatively freely all around in Latin America, comparing to other countries, no surprise here. They just sometimes replace “j” (which is “h”-sound in Spanish but even a bit harder than “h”), it becomes Marihuana then, where “h” is a totally silent, always in Spanish, and in written they use both versions, pronounce it as: Mari-uána.

They also call it porro in Latin America, or faso.

HANF – Marijuana in German

Social media suggests Hanf is the popular and common name for weed in Germany, or may be just most polite to be published, it stands for merely “hemp”. Honestly I am not mad, at least not mad enough to look for dank in Germany in the street, so having no forking idea how else in a street language it may be called. Anyone knows, please comment it. I believe Ze Germans have a famous sense of humour and it can be another funny name for marijuana discovered.

Brazilian and Portuguese – these are very different except for “maconha”

Yes, classic Portuguese was transformed into Brazilian, they are different much much more than any difference between Spanish and Spanish may exist, or between American and classic English. But for marijuana – it’s Maconha in both. Keep “H” silent like in Spanish they have it same way, while “N” becomes soft because of following silent “h”, something like if it is Macóña or Macón’ya. They also use fino for a joint (literally ‘thin’).

Russians

For a single king-size joint use Kosyák, roots from “not straight”, or my favourite sound is Düdka, stressing on “ü”

Do not try to find it there unless you know a Russian friends and you trust them. The cops are mad over there, you will find nothing but trouble, and you find no marijuana. The common slang name, neutral enough, used on all levels of society is Plan, it sounds with classic “a” sound alike “PLΛN”, and the word in dictionary points same meaning as plan in English, planning, yes, right you need to plan marijuana… hahahahaha. Spot on y’al Russians! ) For a single king-size joint use a funny one Kosyák, roots from adjective meaning ‘not straight’, or my favourite and the most romantic sound: Dudka (Düdka, stressing on “ü”) which stands for “flute” in normal use of the word.

Dagga is African

Mostly in South Africa, but in the surrounding too, those speaking (or having around) the Africaans dialect, which is the mix of African languages and Dutch. Well, they call marijuana Dagga, a beautiful word, I love it, and it sounds like Daguh or something. They also use Zol, sources say, this one I didn’t double check on my own, let us believe to the canna community after all.

French

Oh the phonetic structure of this one is the music to my heart, I cannot stand, I’m hypnotised. This is for the whole language, and for the marijuana wording consequently. Yet they are not much inventive, using L’Herbe, “the herb”. I’m sure there’s more words for weed in French we did not them yet. One of them is Kif, coming from Morocco.

Morocco

Kif – everyone knows, mostly a word for hashish rather than marijuan in a form of buds. The word is also widely used specifically for hashish in France due to vast communication between the countries happening historically. The country is impressive indescribably beautiful, cannot forget the body check in the airport, do not even think to carry anything wrong with yourself in either direction. I love desert, and a kif in the middle of this desert is in my bucket list for sure.

Discover Majoun, the Moroccan “Love Candy”. Brilliant storms of laughter.

Weed in English?

Who on Earth wants English versions for this, eh? but okay, to feed that forking ugly gugol and its reckless spyders or they start biting people. From my personal exploration experience, in Britain they use “dope” more often than “weed”, as weed is well known well spread and more recognisable by peeps denying the plant, many of our fellow site st’owners still complain on the situation around marijuana in UK, and the type of the country suggests the enthusiastic officers, still hunting kids who smoking dope, news say so, I have never seen such. Yet our brothers in England still need to mask weed, and this is for real. They in UK also use a “spliff” often enough to replace already-hiding-nothing a “joint”. And I also love “dank”, I think it’s American.

The street language in USA also suggests: chit, caca, dupa, grass, doobage and, of course, ganja! While the latter one is a worldwide spread, having its roots coming from India and Sri Lanka…

India and Sri Lanka

They call it Ganja over there, the whole world knows, and it is already hardly counted as a slang word, it is just a word for marijuana. Everyone will understand what you want, be sure.

However, in Sri Lanka they use quite often: Kandi, especially for a HIGH quality weed, not necessarily cultivated, it may be wild! And it is WILD!! taking its name from the highland region in the middle of the island, between Southern Sri Lanka and the former Tamil’s territory in the North (remember there was a war once?). Kandi HIGHlights the very rich and natural taste, like nowhere else, and it gets you really HIGH, funny, with an ever-lasting effect. The beautiful island and the outstanding smoking experience!

Zolo

This is a new entry into this page, spotted on twitter by @ThulaniDeAfrika, and below there’s the image shared, the pure emotion. And now we know a word for marijuana will be Zolo, in Africa.

Zolo, Africa
Let me smoke my zolo in peace — by ThulaniDeAfrika

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