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A Band Has Made a Record Out of Hash. And Yes, You Can Smoke It.

Now that cannabis products are legally available for medical and/or recreational use in 28 states, Slightly Stoopid (a goofy, fun band from the San Diego area) decided to make their new record from hash. You heard me. And yes, it’s smokable. From Billboard:

“It’s all about putting two old-school vintage mediums together,” says Jon Phillips of Silverback Music, the team that made the LP and manages the stalwart jam band Slightly Stoopid. “Vinyl is an old-school medium, and that’s how we feel about hashish, too.”

The nostalgia trip wasn’t cheap: Each of two prototypes was made using $6,000 worth of bubble hash (a super resinous variety that bubbles when ignited), which cost an additional $1,000 to stamp and master at Los Angeles vinyl-mastering studio Capsule Labs (engineer Gil Tamazyan collaborated).

Play it until it wears out and then, er, recycle it. Sadly, though, they have yet to perfect the manufacturing process. Hash resin isn’t the best material for making records. Here’s the track that they’re trying to press into the record. More at Billboard.

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