What is the definition of Kief, or kif?
Kief, which also can be written kif, refers to the Moroccan mixture of cannabis with wild, or black tobacco.
Recently I had a heated discussion with some commenters on Yahoo in a story that was pushing an agenda that Kief was trichomes. Of course that is a joke but these kids believed it and pointed to the searches they had done.
Well, never one to sit back on my backend I went to my favorite search engine, duckduckgo.com and searched for Keif.
Lo and behold they were right. From Wiki, leafy, urbandictionary, and almost all the “modern” online outlets claimed kif were the trichomes on the cannabis flower. Freaky? Well if kif is trichomes then what is hash?
Keif is NOT trichomes that drop to the bottom of your three stage grinder. If you have a good screen on the bottom level then it contains only trichomes, that is Hashish.
What is the definition of hashish?
Hashish is the substance made from the trichomes of the female flowers of cannabis.
Sounds like the same as Keif right?
Well, the whole word and idea of kif comes from Morocco. It is their word for a smoking mixture. The Moroccan would take cannabis flowers and chop them up on a wooden block separating the leafy parts and leaving the resin filled trichomes and the bracts from the flower. Those bracts are sweet. Anyway, they then take black (or wild) tobacco and chop this up into it creating a mix they call kif. Since almost all cannabis products comes from the Rif mountain range you often hear “kify from the rify.”
The mix has a great kick as the black tobacco aids the THC in its absorption into the blood stream. They smoke the Keif in a pipe called a sibsi (pronounced “sip see”).
The problem thinking that trichomes are kif is the confusion with hashish. Hashish is undeniable the dried pressed, or unpressed trichomes from the cannabis female flower. Since the Moroccans also have hashish one has to open their eyes that perhaps kif is not hashish and is not just trichomes.
I am hoping that this article will find its’ way onto search engines so that the idiots still at High Times, Leafy, Urbandictionary and the rest of the uneducated stop re-defining something that has history and legitimacy.