A think tank of sorts would be a good idea in our community to share experiences and help each other. The internet is an awesome tool in learning and sharing with one minor exception and that is the chaos that ensues from an open forum. I would hope this site has the tools and integrity to allow a single think tank to exist free from disruption. I am rather new here and do not know what to expect. I will offer this though, and that is although I do love to laugh and joke I will always yield to the proper authority if found to be destructive. Of all the aspects of marijuana from seed to consumer I have to say that making hashish to be the most technical. Growing, farming and smuggling are items that need good skills including planning, but making hash is a level step higher technically. I know that illiterate tribesman can make good hash, but just like the farmer that creates the perfect environment through technology the same is so for the hashmaker. In the perfect hash you only have the purest and cleanest product for the given circumstances. One time I was offering some hash to a girl friend that has lived in the hills of northern California, a very woodsy and natural person. She said to me, "Waste not". I have thought about that statement for years. Hash has been a way of getting all the resin off of a crop so as to not rely on just the buds. But for me hashish is better than smoking buds. That is my opinion and it works for me, and this is why: 1. Smoking hash requires less smoking because it is more potent. 2. Traveling with hash is easier because: a. It is smaller than cannabis. b. There is less smell. c. Hashish can tolerate rough handling better than buds. 3. Hashish is more valuable than buds, for someone that is involved in some sort of commerce. 4. Hashish last longer than buds. I believe you can refrigerate hashish indefinitely in a freezer if packaged correctly. There are more reasons than the four, and I may edit this list as they appear. So the concept of making hashish from the scraps and cuttings, the throw away buds, and so on does not sit well with me. I like to have bud around, and always do, but I also need hash. Hash is not something that I want to use sporadically. I want to have it and good quality all of the time. Half my grow goes into making hashish. Of one tree I will make two batches of hashish. I will make one batch of bud hash, and one batch of leaf, popcorn and cutting hash. Of the trees there will always be an mixture of sativas and indicas. I grow for myself and family. Time and money are not problems for me. This is so that I can make what I want to make and not be dictated by the market. With the internet comes loads of information. There are well studied individuals out there to tap. We have Bubbleman, Matt Rize and many others that are not as well known. All of us doing our own thing to either make a product to market or make a good product for themselves. These are great times ladies and gentlemen. With two states going totally recreational and more to follow it is going to open up the world for those with the fortitude to plan and execute. Those with the goods, the cleanest and purest will raise to the top.