One cannabis subcategory that has been slightly overlooked in the new Prop. 64 era, with the increased popularity of oil-based extracts and vaporizer cartridges, has been coldwater extracts, also known as hash. Hash making is a long-respected art, and there are still a handful of proud providers who remain committed to the ancient craft of creating beautiful, potent hashish. One of those providers, who you’re undoubtedly familiar with if you’ve perused the EWC coldwater menu at any point over the past two years, is Nasha Extracts.

Nasha as an Indian word used to describe a high, which we’d concur is an appropriately fitting name for a brand providing such quality cannabis extract. From Nasha’s website: “Our founder spent numerous years in India living at the foothills of the Himalayas studying the origins of Hashish and the culture that surrounds it. After living in both India and California NASHA was finally born in the beautiful mountains of Humboldt County.” Nasha prides itself on going the extra step to produce the finest quality hash, utilizing pure mountain water to extract full trichomes from plant, helping to create a “high-potency and terpene-rich” final product.

The final product is so impressive in fact, that it’s been chosen by high-end chefs in San Francisco, as the cannabis addition to their chic cannabis-centric dinner parties. And these aren’t just run-of-the-mill food joints either -- we’re talking exclusive, speakeasy-style events with $150+ tickets, and dishes such as “braised sweet potato with allium ginseng puree and toasted pumpkin seed.” Nasha is trusted by the finest quality chefs, presumably serving some of the most fastidious diners in the Bay Area, and we trust Nasha in our bowls and joints as well!

Currently, you’ll find several varieties of Nasha available at various price points: hash, bubble, full melt temple ball, and rosin. Hash is available at just $20/gram and is offers the best value on either our coldwater or oil extract menu; it’s essentially the raw, water-blasted trichomes following drying that looks and feels a bit like sand. Full melt temple balls available from $35-$40/gram; temple balls are “the pressed form, where [Nasha] has taken the raw trichomes and applied a small amount of heat and pressure to form a single ball of resin.” Lastly, we have rosin at $60/gram, which has experienced relatively new popularity comparative to other forms of hashish, and is made when “immense heat and pressure are applied to raw extracts. This creates a shatter- or butter-like consistency.”

You can view our full Nasha selection here, and don’t forget to ask your consultant to check ‘em out in person on your next visit. Hope to see you in soon!