July 10, otherwise known as 710, has only existed as a hash holiday for eight years, but it’s already entered folklore status. Much like 420 or Christmas with your family, you’re going to need a grocery list and you’re going to need to stock up early, or else you’re going to find yourself in need of a midday supply run.
This year, there should be plenty of 710 sales — though not as big as the sales that happened in California before the July 1 regulations kicked in — so make sure to keep an eye out for deals. From shatter to hash to terp sauce, there have never been so many options for concentrate connoisseurs.
Here is a wide spread of extractors we believe are excelling at their various styles and techniques this 710, hence producing what we would argue is some of the best hash on the planet.
1) Moonshine Melts
The perennial solventless sensations straight out of Mendocino County in Northern California’s galactically famous Emerald Triangle, the Moonshine Melts team has frequently required structural upgrades for their trophy shelf. In recent years, the Third Generation Family-backed extract company has won nearly all of the Emerald Cup’s solventless and rosin category top ten spots. You can’t go wrong with any of the concentrates that Moonshine Melts has to offer.
While plenty of the West Coast hash world is in the midst of struggling through California’s new regulations, that simply doesn’t appear to be the case for the longtime producers at Beezle. The company has had one of the more graceful transitions into the world of legal cannabis and continues to produce a boutique-quality product, despite the new hoops that California regulators are creating on a biannual basis.
3) The Diamond Baron
It’s not always easy to figure out when something merely has Instagram hype or if it genuinely has a type of quality that hasn’t been seen before. We have it on good authority from a longtime concentrate producer that the Diamond Baron is the real deal, producing the biggest wook diamonds on the planet.
Ahti absolutely crushed it at this year’s Emerald Cup. They even knocked Moonshine Melts off the top spot in the solventless category, and then had a very respectable third place showing among the rosins. If you have yet to hear about six-star melts, you should check our Ahti’s seven-star options. They’re among a handful of producers that could even get away with placing their product that high on the grading scale for hash.
5) Cuban Grower
A generational leader in the solventless community, Cuban Grower makes some real-deal Exotix Genetix Cookies and Cream extracts. The bone-colored extract he produces feels like it almost glows internally under the light, as opposed to reflecting it as sauce or shatter does. As with all the good things in life, anything this good is probably going to sell quickly.
6) Raw Garden
The best bang for the buck left in California, Raw Garden’s $40 dollar grams are a major disruption in the conversation about the quality-to-price ratio. Has anyone ever dropped heat so saucy for such a ridiculously affordable price point? We’d be hard-pressed to name them. With Raw Garden, you can buy three different absolute destroyers for the same price as one gram from the other guys.
Moxie has led the way through many states’ implementations of regulations around solvent-friendly extraction. Helping usher in the live resin era a few years back at industrial scale, Moxie products have a fantastic consistency whether you’re buying them in Los Angeles, Las Vegas or Detroit. They even added the High Times Michigan Cannabis Cup to their list of accolades last year.
As the standard-bearer for San Jose, California, one of the U.S.’s largest cities, Guild has been changing the game for years. We recommend mixing some of their crystalline into their sugar for a gloopier option, then shoveling it onto clean quartz and repeating. Guild’s isolate production is top class, if you really want to take your concentrate game to new levels this 710.
TELL US, what are you dabbing this 710?