Tremblant Cannabis, a subdivision of Laurentian Organic, has announced the entrance of its premium hashish products into the Ontario concentrates market this month. Their craft hash will be sold online and hit the shelves in Ontario stores in cooperation with The Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation, which operates stores as Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS).
Laurentian Organic Inc. is one of the earliest licensed cannabis producers to appear in Quebec and is led by a team with more than 50 years of combined experience working in all aspects of the cannabis industry. The company produces a variety of cannabis flower and hash products.
Hashish, also known as hash, is a concentrated cannabis product made by compressing and processing trichomes collected from marijuana flowers with cannabis oil. Trichomes are fine, hair-like forms that produce a sticky resin. Trichomes contain large quantities of both cannabinoids and terpenes, making hash is one of the more potent products that can be created from a cannabis plant.
The end product of hash production is a small block of resinous material that can vary in colour from light brown to almost black. Depending on the process and quality, has can have a variety of textures and hardness. Cannabis users enjoy hash by inhaling it with a vaporizer or smoking it in pipes, bongs, or joints.
Hash has its origins in several thousand years of Middle Eastern and North African history and was first brought to Europe more than a thousand years ago. While dried flower has historically been more common than hash in North America, that’s changing as legalization expands the possibilities of high-quality cannabis concentrate production.
According to Eric Brosseau, CEO of Tremblant Cannabis, hash is an area of the cannabis concentrates market that will see major growth. Hash smoking is a more old-school way to enjoy THC that is finding its footing in the modern world of high-tech cannabis production.
Annual hash sales allude to an underrepresented product format in the concentrations category in Ontario. As a result, there is a great opportunity for both OCS and retailers to participate in the category growth driven by client adoption & product loyalty. We are achieving this by working with some of the most talented producers in the industry and consistently delivering an unparalleled experience to our consumers.
Tremblant Cannabis is sure that the rich history of hashish will appeal to modern consumers. As a result, they use a traditional method of crafting their hashish by hand-pressing it and combining it with cannabis oil extracted from the flowers of the plant. Tremblant Cannabis uses primarily by-hand techniques in combination with modern production facilities and hygiene standards, including hand-trimming of all cannabis plants.
Technology is still integral to today’s legal cannabis industry, however. Tremblant Cannabis takes advantage of modern developments in their genetic testing, optimized growing methods, and evolving production techniques.
The partnership by Laurentian Organic and Tremblant Cannabis to bring this premium hash product to Ontario customers will add to their existing availability in Quebec, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan, with OCS distributing the cannabis products to brick-and-mortar retailers throughout the province.
An increase in brick-and-mortar locations, and the growing availability of high-quality concentrates, is gradually moving the market in favour of legal retailers and producers over the black market. As of September 2020, OCS estimates that the legal market accounted for over 25 percent of all Ontario cannabis sales, up from 14 percent in October 2019.