The experience offered by soft, melty pressed hash made from dry-sifted material is simply unmatched by any other form of cannabis. Smoking it always makes me feel connected to distant generations of hashish heads who used only handmade tools and diligent technique to refine the plant into a form that is not only stable, but arguably improves over time with proper curing and storage. Revolution’s dry sift hash, dubbed “Moroccan Melt,” had been missing from Illinois dispensaries for a few years, but its recent return was a call to action for old souls to top their bowls.
I copped a gram of Mac and Cheese Moroccan Melt from NuEra Chicago, opening the box to find a smooth brown lump stamped with Revolution’s logo. Sporting a slight oily finish and not overly sticky, its workable, claylike texture was fairly consistent throughout when cleaved by a skillet tool. Mac and Cheese is a cross of Alien Cheese and MAC whose Alien genetics on both sides guarantee a spacey, pain-abducting high.
The broad-spectrum extract tested at 46.45% THCa, 9.78% THC, and 61.24% total cannabinoids, with terpinolene, b-caryophyllene, a-humulene, limonene, and a-terpineol listed as the top terpenes. The last of these, a less common terpene in cannabis, is also found in cardamom and pine and is associated with antioxidant, anticonvulsant, antihypertensive, and anti-ulcer properties.
Orange oil and aged varnished wood comprised the smell of the hash on the exterior, while a mild cheesy funk was released into the air upon reaching the center of the gram. Though I anticipate most will use this product as a bowl topper or laid into a joint as a “snake in the grass,” I fed it to my new hash hammer, a glass pipe with a fitted quartz rod made specifically for low-temperature vaporization. Using this device, I was able to taste clove, lilac, and betel leaf, plus hints of spicy chamoy, black pepper, and that signature quasi-metallic hashiness on the back end.
I found the Mac and Cheese to have a strong effect in the sense of not requiring any follow-up for hours after a single state-changing hit. The onset brought on a pronounced elevation in heart rate.
For me, the vapor was centering, social, and awakening with a mental haze that wrapped around my brain like a fuzzy straitjacket. While I remained loopy and easily entertained for the duration of the cerebral buzz, it was perfect for gliding through the day and adapting to any curveballs thrown my way without friction. For more Illinois News Joint reviews, click here.
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