In about a month, the Frenchy Cannoli Foundation and cannabis activist Kimberly Hooks, widow of Frenchy Cannoli, will be hosting one of the most distinctive and unique education cannabis workshops Illinois has seen or probably will ever see. Tickets for this once in a lifetime event are selling fast and space is filling up.
Aroma Grow Store, which specializes in indoor gardening, organic gardening, micro greens, and sustainable living, will host the “Lost Art of the Hashishin” all-day workshop Saturday, September 24. The workshop participants are scheduled to spend the day learning the ancient technique of sieving but with a modern twist of using an inexpensive mini-washer. The workshop includes lectures about the science behind the process, a live demo, lunch, and lesson on process of pressing, storing, and aging.
The event starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. The workshop is scheduled for a centrally located facility in Wheeling, Illinois. Exact location details will be provided to workshop participants two days before the event. Tickets can be purchased here. Participants must be 21 years or older with valid ID. Tickets are not refundable, so please plan accordingly.
Frenchy Cannoli’s apprentice Belle, who lived and worked with Frenchy for more than seven years, and Hooks are continuing Frenchy’s educational legacy through teaching his “Lost Art of the Hashishin” workshop. During his lifetime, Frenchy taught his “Lost Art of the Hashishin” seminars to thousands of aspiring concentrate makers. He likewise pushed for broader post-legalization public education.
For those who don’t know, Frenchy Cannoli was a California-based teacher, consultant, artisan, and activist dedicated to the production and appreciation of traditional cannabis concentrates. He passed away a little more than a year ago.
For those who cannot attend the workshop, many of Frenchy’s lessons have been documented. As an advocate of open-source knowledge sharing, Frenchy freely demonstrated his techniques on Youtube, as well as with his more than 2K Instagram followers @frenchycannoli. Other great resources about Frenchy’s artistry include the following.
Frenchy’s free DIY “Lost Art of the Hashishin” workshop 4-part video series with subtitles in six languages (English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian, and German) can be found here. For people who like text-based learning he did a 6-part write-up of the processes in Weed World Magazine can click here. The Trichome Research Institute: Studies on aging hashish can be found here.
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