Smoke & Bridges: Hash Around The Globe with Marc Hammond

In this episode of Smoke & Bridges, Jimi Devine traverses the global hash scene with Marc Hammond, co-founder of award-winning concentrates brand Kalya Extracts. Hammond sheds light on the evolution of the oil market, the role of unique flavor profiles in hash, and the importance of consumer education in helping the hash scene thrive.

Kalya came bursting onto the scene at the beginning of California legalization. Combining years of cannabis experience and the tenacity of a marine veteran, Kalya has embodied the sanskrit translation of its namesake – perfection. Led by Hammond and Joe Ryan, the group’s focus on quality and pushing the cannabis experience forward has garnered awards and favoritism from connoisseurs across the state.
Currently, this team has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry and is focused on highlighting their unique differentiations as well as their own organic single source breeding project. Make sure to check out new flavors, products, and the pursuit of perfect hash at a dispensary near you.

Show credits:

Smoke & Bridges is hosted by Jimi Devine. Special thanks to producer Gary Niederhoff.

This episode is sponsored by EmbarcDEE Thai Gummy, and Cannabis Media Council.

Jimi Devine has been involved in cannabis reform since 2005 and has worked in the Berkeley cannabis industry since 2009 when he moved to California from Lynn, Massachusetts. Currently serving as Cannabis Columnist and Critic for L.A. Weekly, you can also find his writings on cannabis products and policy in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Village Voice, The Boston Globe, The Hill, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Cannabis Now,, High Times, Irvine Weekly, Weedmaps News, 7×7 Magazine, The East Bay Express, Leafly, Civilized, Thrillist and Ed Rosenthal’s book This Bud’s for You. Jimi is one of the main journalists in the world covering the top shelf flower market. Jimi has a BA in Journalism and Media Studies from Franklin Pierce University. Be sure to follow him on Twitter! @JimiDevine