Conclusion Ice Wars investigation:
This investigation started Xmas of 2004 when I received the Jason King books Cannabible 1&2. The section on hashish is what got my curiosity going. I had spent most of my adult life smoking, smuggling, selling hashish and pride myself in the many Hash producing countries I visited. I wrote a book about all of this and it’s called the King of Nepal.
In November of 2005 Icecold.org finally received their patent for Ice Water Extraction Method from Ottawa and Munich to go along with their US patent from 2000. They had 9 years to challenge this new innovation and finally the method patent was issued for the biggest improvement in resin extraction and hashish making in 4000 years, the Ice Water technique!
After reading the King book, I bought the Robert C. Clarke book on Hashish, which was quoted and used in the King book. The first thing I questioned was Sadhu Sam’s water separation recipe and the claims that it was his and Neville’s invention as I had seen that same technique used in Pakistan and Afghanistan in 1973 and had even sold Afghan water hash in the late 1960’s in NYC. Water separation was used by the local hash masters to clean up adulterated resin before pressing, the technique being that plant material floats while the heavy resins glands sink in water. Sadhu Sam was selling this recipe in High Times!
Sadhu Sam is also known as Skunkman now resides in Amsterdam. He is the main culprit in the biggest rip-off in Cannabis consumer history. First of all let me state that Ice Water Extraction made sieving obsolete. This is where the rip off begins, none of these idiots like Bubbleman or Skunkman, or any other pirated unlicensed bag systems using ice water extraction have read the patent!!! The patent says quite clearly that now there is no need to process material or dry material, for the first time fresh material introduced into Ice Water environment, the leaves stayed flexible while the frozen trichromes fall off. It ended all traditional processing techniques.
In fact the original machine Xtractor 420 as well as the new model 1000 uses only one screen, yet they offer you 5-7-8 bag systems, sold using the patented method as profit multiplier and precede to show you how to destroy your dope in order to buy their bags. The introduction of Ice Water Extraction to sieving is a complete backward step in the patented process. But you see if you don’t grind up your dope then freeze it before using those bags you would only get the results as if you sieve with out ice water, it gives a small amount Ice hash, but ruins the rest into powdery product, every step goes against the patented method which is to extract the trichomes unbroken as pure as possible!
These cheap fabric bags have been sold at wedding dress prices and they actually destroy and waste your dope. The public once it sees the correct method understand they have been ripped off. Ice water extraction made sieving obsolete. The Skunkman is the moving force behind this, it was he that influenced the Pollinator Company into breeching their contract, it was he that sold Robert C. Clarke into hijacking the invention for their own and using it to make himself famous as well as promote Clarke’s book and Milla’s new product the Isolater bag system. Clarke’s book left out the introduction of Ice Water Extraction at 1997 Cup because he believed Skunkman when he said patents would never be issued!
The first pirated system even used Xtractor diagrams to explain process! At first the Dutch felt threatened by this new technology, it would interfere with their traditional Pakistani and Moroccan market, it was too strong, in fact the original 25 Xtractor’s that were sold in Amsterdam in 1997 are still up and running and Ice Hash has taken over the market. In fact hash made from the original machines are sold as Nepalese, Lebanese, Indian to this day! The Skunkman convinced Milla from the Pollinator Company, Robert C. Clarke, Mel Frank, and anyone who would listen that the Inventor would never receive patents. In fact Clarke revised his book based on what Skunkman told him, that is why that part of the book falls apart, it was called back and added at the last moment. High Times were used from the very beginning in this fraud, and subsequently every Weed magazine celebrates Milla, Bubbleman, Skunkman!
The Skunkman continued to say they would never receive Euro and Canadian patent. The Bubbleman is a complete creation of the Skunkman. I was at the 2002 Toker’s Bowl in BC so I got to see this character up close. It’s funny that from simple curiosity, I have become an expert witness, and lead investigator in this case. How far did the Skunkman go in his duplicity and did he cross that criminal line by misrepresenting himself remains to be seen. I know that the Dutch question why he is a free man when the same offenses would put a Dutch man in prison? T
he Bubbleman is an out and out thief everything he does is suspect from his doctored photos to everything that comes out of his mouth. He has set hashish making back 500 years with 5-8 bag kits and would sell 20 bags kits if he could! The only trichromes he extracts is your money! If these people think that this is going away they are as wrong as the Skunkman was in 1997. It looks like Milla and Bubbleman are left holding the bag as legal preceding move forward. The patent is quite clear, that Ice Water Extraction made all traditional forms of making hashish obsolete. Believe me this Cabal tried to bury the inventor and his equipment, tens of thousands were spent in advertising fees so as to prevent my article from being published, but the Ice Water Extraction Method was bigger than anyone thought it had legs of it’s own. And in the end the original machine nearly ten years later is still the state of the art. Word of mouth advertisement and now the Xtractor has taken off all on it’s own.
These idiots actually set back hash making five hundred years these past ten years!! At the same time making fortunes selling fabric at wedding dress prices. Another fact is the cannabis as well as the ice hash made from it in California is the best in the world. The Coffee shops in Cali leave Amsterdam in the dust. Everyone knows the cannabis in Cali is the best in the world as well as the best Ice Hash. True Ice Water Extraction is now being taught which will lead to a real revolution in cannabis extracts, just like it did in Amsterdam! A method is going around that $40 worth of household materials builds extraction device that beats all the bag systems, and it is being taught for free by the inventor!
In all my nearly 60 years I have never been out and out bribed to keep my mouth shut until now. I rather be a broke ass hippie than turn my back on the culture I helped create and my beloved hashish. The Ice Water method is the biggest improvement in hashish making in 4000 years or more! The Inventor should be in the Counter Culture hall of Fame! Who has done more Albert Hoffman?
Skunkman, Milla, Robert C. Clarke, Mel Frank, Bubbleman, Neville, and others retarded the hashish making industry so they could profit. The Ice Water technique was so simple anyone can do it at home. These people did everything in their powers to keep the correct method from the public, instead reintroduced sieving along with the method in order to profit from the sale of cheap fabric bags. There instructions told you to grind up your dope, then freeze, then pass it thru 5-8 bag sieving system that virtually destroys 90% of your dope! It gives you a little Ice Hash, the rest powder from destroyed trichromes! The patent clearly states that now with the new technique that it was no longer necessary to process material and for the first time fresh material could be processed as the leaves in the Ice Water environment stayed flexible, which allowed the frozen trichromes to fall off natural, without processing material or using solvents! The ice water method only uses one filter, 8 filters is redundant! I have witnessed bag users enlightenment when taught Ice Water Extraction correctly, immediately they understand they were ripped off. Learning the method is like smoking your first joint!
The Dutch and the Skunkman are trying to do what the governments and big pharm can’t, patent their strains. Funny in Skunkman’s case all the strains he brought originally from California he stole, just like he stole our method to rip off the entire world hash smoking culture! The author unselfishly gave seminars and taught the method at the 1997 High Times cannabis cup!
If the world at that point had been taught the method correctly it would have led to even bigger advances in our culture. Instead sieving was shoved back down our throats for the profit of a few! Clarke can’t go back and change his book, look at the patent and you see how full of himself he is. Clarke’s big was a mish mash of other people tales and stories, sometimes told third and fourth hand, so very little is true, the sources he used for the Hippie trail, whether the biggest blow life’s on the road. The Ice Water technique was bigger than anyone ever thought, it had it’s own legs. Though the tried to bury the inventor with lies and misinformation in the end the patented method will bury them. These people should hide in shame for what they have done to our great cannabis culture as well as our beloved product hashish!