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Hashish Legend Frenchy Cannoli Has Passed Away: 1956-2021

The Bluntness / Tue, July 20, 2021

The sun came up less one ray on Monday morning after the untimely passing of Frenchy Cannoli, Master Hashishin.

Cannoli passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2021, due to complications from surgery, according to his wife Madame Cannoli in a note to cannabis community friends and loved ones.

The note continues:

“Frenchy often shared there were 3 main periods in his life – first, the 18-year timeframe from when he left home in Southern France to travel, wandering the world, enamored of new cultures & experiences, then the period of fatherhood from his mid-30s to early 50s, and then finally the period of becoming the teacher that followed when he came to the states in the 2000s. I cannot begin to express how much meaning and joy his interactions with all of you brought him. He truly cherished this unexpected evolution of the latter part of his life.⁠

“His passing was unexpected and leaves his family with a gaping hole of emotion where his smile and energy usually filled us so completely. I think what we all appreciated about Frenchy so much was his authenticity and passion.”

Celebrating the Life of Frenchy Cannoli

Frenchy Cannoli

Frenchy traveled the globe for twenty years, learning from the best hashish makers.

After growing up in Nice, France, Cannoli left home as soon as he was old enough, in search of adventure and the world’s best hashish.

For over 20 years, Cannoli lived as a nomad, learning ancient hashish techniques from the world’s top masters in places like Morocco, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, and India, “where he spent eight growing seasons living in caves and harvesting cannabis resin with Parvati Valley cultivators,” as detailed on the about page of his website.

Cannoli ultimately settled with his family in California, where he no longer had to hide his passion for producing cannabis concentrates. Here he collaborated and experimented with legendary growers of the Emerald Triangle to create out-of-this-world hashish.

He believed in openly sharing and promoting these traditional methods through his “Lost Art of the Hashishin” seminars and YouTube. Cannoli also worked on a documentary called Frenchy Dreams of Hashish, which explores the challenges that adult-use legalization has brought to small cannabis farms in California.

Because of Frenchy Cannoli and his life’s work, the traditional methods of hash-making will remain alive and intact through the work of his students and proteges, such as The Dank Duchess, who plans to bring master Hashishin workshops to New York City.

@frenchycannoli was my mentor and my friend,” The Dank Duchess said on her Instagram page. “I make hash with passion because as his first student, I received all the love of resin that he poured into me. He was never stingy with words of support or criticism. He wanted me to be better. He wanted hash to be better. I will miss him.

“Long story short: Frenchy brought me into the industry when he recognized a love of cannabis and media and no biased hash knowledge to cloud my writing. He taught me how to make hash, provided an opportunity to write about hash for @weedworldmag, and catapulted my cannabis career around the world.”

The Dank Duchess’s comments are among many filling the social media landscape as the cannabis community remembers, celebrates, and discovers the amazing life of Frenchy Cannoli and his dreams of hashish.

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Paying Our Respects to Revolutionary Educator and Hashmaker: Frenchy Cannoli Passes Away

Renowned hashmaker, educator and activist Frenchy Cannoli has suddenly passed away, leaving behind decades worth of revolutionary techniques in hashmaking.

BY
BENJAMIN M. ADAMS
JULY 19, 2021

According to a heartfelt post on Instagram by his wife Kimberly, the beloved hashish and cannabis concentrate teacher, consultant, artisan and activist Frenchy Cannoli passed away on July 18. Cannoli passed away due to surgery complications—which was unexpected, according to his family. 

Cannoli was known for his “unmatched” hash, and most people who were close to him described his character as being utterly unique. He was more or less the authority on the history of cannabis concentrates—and highly respected for that very specific skill set.

“It’s with profound, heartbreaking grief that I share with you due to complications from surgery Frenchy left us on Sunday,” Kimberly posted. “⁠I’m sorry I couldn’t share this with you in person. This seemed like the best way to let you know directly from me.”

Cannoli never failed to share his secrets with generations of would-be hashishins.

Kimberly reflected on the time her late husband spent in Nice, France and surrounding areas, but also his travels to the East where he learned the secrets to incredible hash. Kimberly’s post included a photo of Frenchy from 1980, taken in India.

“Frenchy often shared there were three main periods in his life—first, the 18-year timeframe from when he left home in Southern France to travel, wandering the world, enamored of new cultures [and] experiences, then the period of fatherhood from his mid-30s to early 50s, and then finally the period of becoming the teacher that followed when he came to the states in the 2000s,” she continued. “I cannot begin to express how much meaning and joy his interactions with all of you brought him. He truly cherished this unexpected evolution of the latter part of his life.⁠”

Cannoli’s family was apparently not ready for the tragic news, which left them jarred and at loss for words.

“His passing was unexpected and leaves his family with a gaping hole of emotion where his smile and energy usually filled us so completely,” she wrote. “I think what we all appreciated about Frenchy so much was his authenticity and passion. It would give me great solace to see his face lit up with a smile right now.”

Frenchy Cannoli, the Man

Cannoli grew up in Nice, France and was naturally attracted to the imported hashish common in the area during the late ’60s. He was born on December 13, 1956. He lived as a nomad for over 20 years—often staying with traditional hashish producers and learning techniques handed down over generations. 

His travels took him from Morocco to Mexico, where he eventually made his way to Nepal, Pakistan and finally India, where he spent eight growing seasons living in caves and harvesting cannabis resin with Parvati Valley cultivators. 

But eventually, Cannoli slowed down and settled with his family in California, where medical cannabis was coming into focus and where he could make concentrates—legally. 

Cannoli’s “Lost Art of the Hashishin” seminars provided hands-on training for aspiring hash-makers and the artist posted his same techniques on YouTube—eventually gaining 174,000+ Instagram followers

Cannoli continued to promote post-legalization public education—developing hashish grading standards, and supporting regional growing certifications for cannabis production, inspired by “appellation d’origine contrôlée” rules, which according to his website, protect the integrity of Bordeaux wines.

Cannoli also developed a docu-series, Frenchy Dreams of Hashish, with documentary filmmaker Jake Remington of Collabo NYC that showcases the challenges legalization has brought to small California farms. Frenchy Dreams of Hashish is a seven-part docu-series filmed over the course of three years during the transition from Proposition 215 to Proposition 64. 

Follow Madame Cannoli, or Kimberly, Frenchy’s wife on her Instagram page and offer your condolences.

Learn more about French Cannoli and his expert hashmaking in this exclusive 2019 interview with High Times.

Article source High Times

Au Revoir, Frenchy Cannoli

By Sue Dehnam -July 21, 2021

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Legendary hashishin, activist, and educator Frenchy Cannoli passed away July 18 after suffering complications from surgery. He was 64.

“His passing was unexpected and leaves his family with a gaping hole of emotion where his smile and energy usually filled us so completely,” his wife, Kimberly “Madam Cannoli,” posted on Instagram. I think what we all appreciated about Frenchy so much was his authenticity and passion. It would give me great solace to see his face lit up with a smile right now.”

Early years

Born December 13, 1956, in the south of France , he spent his early years in Africa. Then, from ages 7 to 12, he lived in coastal Brittany in what he called “the middle of nowhere” before finishing his teenage years in France.

As a young adult, Cannoli traveled the world, immersing himself in the world of hashishins and hash-making.

“Traveling to distant places in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, visiting historical ruins and museums, learning traditions and sharing the local life, always seeking new experiences, feeding on the newness each culture presented was all I had dreamt about as a child and then some,” he wrote on his website. “My travels brought me to different [cannabis-]producing countries, where I did most of my studies on cannabis resin with local hashishins who had been practicing their art for generations.

“I realize today how much trust and respect was given to the clueless-but-eager youth I was,” he continued. “I shared the life of local farmers from North Africa to the feet of the Himalayas in India and Nepal with only my passion for cannabis resin to open doors.”

California years

Cannoli eventually settled in California and became a father, writer, activist, and renowned teacher of the ancient art of hashish-making. The process didn’t happen overnight. He spent years learning about American cannabis culture, which was profoundly different from what he experienced during his youth.

“When I came to California, instead of it being the place where the cannabis grows and genetics was just local, on top of the terroir I had the genetics worked by the farmer,” he told Tom Hymes for an mg Magazine cover story in 2017. “It became something more than just the wild plant in the mountains of India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.”

The more Cannoli learned about the modern cannabis industry, the less impressed he became.

“They don’t make hash here,” he told Hymes. “They collect resin, they sell loose resin head, but they don’t make hashish. Hashish is resin that has been sieved and pressed with the source of heat. That’s hashish. It’s sieved, not extracted. It is the full resin head intact that is pressed with the source of heat and becomes a mass of resin. That mass of resin is named hashish.

“When you reject tradition without checking the science behind it and put new tech on the market without checking the science behind it, it doesn’t fly,” he added. “That’s not progressing. It’s going backward.”

Legacy

Condolences, words of encouragement, and promises to keep the legend alive poured from industry members and fans on Tuesday.

“There will forever be a space unfilled by the presence of this man and the love he brought to the world of hashishins,” Forever Flowering Greenhouses wrote on Instagram. “There’s a line waiting up above to hit your hookah.”

On Facebook, Shannon Hattan posted, “We have such fond memories of spending time with Frenchy talking hash and terpenes around the the hookah at Meadowlands. He has been such an important part of the cannabis story and his legend will no doubt live on.”

Manndie Tingler called him “a light unlike any other.” Documentary filmmaker and activist Bianca Green called meeting him “a gift.”

“Frenchy was such an inspiration and light in this community,” wrote Chloe Villano. “An educator who knew so many trade secrets yet wanted to give them all away so everybody could make the best hash. He will live on as a legend and inspiration to many.”

Article source MG magazine

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