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Sean Boshaw: Solventless Hash Aficionado

As an expert in all things concentrates, and rosin hash in particular, this budtender is making a difference in Oregon.

Photo by Amanda Day

For our Budtender of the Month feature for the Concentrates Issue, we looked for someone with the highest level of knowledge in the rosin category – an aficionado of solventless, if you will. And after spending some time chatting with Sean Boshaw at Cookies Eugene, we can confirm not just his high level of knowledge about concepts such as resin head morphology, but also his love for all things Cannabis. 

How long have you been working in the industry?
I have worked three months now at this dispensary, but worked at Tjs Organics prior. I have also worked with Arise Canna, but altogether a few years now [in the industry]. I love this plant and I am excited every day to show it off to people.

Do you prefer six-star over battered rosin?
I just smoke rosin because there is no such thing as six-star, because everything has been pressed. From what I have learned over the years, six-star is hand-pressed full melt, like the hash you get fresh out of the freeze dryer. So once they press the heads with a machine, to me, they lack the effects that the full melt produces. But I can really get down with anything solventless, as long as it does not mix spectrums.

How do you feel the Cookies brand is fitting into the Oregon market?
Eventually acceptance will be there once people see the new flower mixed with nostalgic brands that they are used to seeing on shelves elsewhere. All in all, Cookies only sells flower that meets the Cookies standard, and the bar is set pretty high.

If you could make a change in our industry, what would that be?
I would simply raise the limits of concentrates per person per day, and not for the reason that most would. I believe people have had to move to concentrates for whatever reason, and the allowances seem to be low both medically and recreationally. Not to mention the expense for getting your medical card.

Photos by @terpodactyl_media

This article was originally published in the July 2022 issue of Oregon Leaf.

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