Frenchy Cannoli, activist educator and king of hashmaking, died suddenly, leaving behind decades of revolutionary technology
According to a post on Instagram from his wife Kimberly, the beloved hash and concentrate professor, consultant, craftsman and activist. Frenchy Cannoli died on July 18 from surgical complications, which was unexpected, according to his family.
Frenchy Cannoli was known for his 'unmatched' hashish, and most people who knew him described his character as very unique. He was more or less the authority on the history of cannabis concentrates - and highly respected for this very specific skill.
"It is with deep and heartbreaking sadness that I share with you the surgical complications of Frenchy who passed away on Sunday," Kimberly posted. “I'm sorry I couldn't share this with you in person. It seemed like the best way to let you know directly from me. "
Cannoli has never failed to share its secrets generations of hashishins.
Kimberly spoke of the time her late husband spent in and around Nice, France, but also his travels to the Orient, where he learned the secrets of incredible hashish. Kimberly's post included a 1980 photo of Frenchy taken in India.
“Frenchy has often said that there were three main periods in his life - first, the 18-year period from which he left his home in the south of France to travel, wandering the world, in love. new cultures [and] experiences, then the fatherhood period of the mid-thirties to early fifties, and finally the period of becoming a professor that followed when he came to the United States in the 2000s, ”he said. she continued. “I can't begin to express how much sense and joy her interactions with all of you have brought her. He truly cherished this unexpected development of the latter part of his life. "
Cannoli's family were apparently not ready for the tragic news, which left them shaken and at a loss for words.
“Her passing was unexpected and leaves her family with a gaping hole of emotion where her smile and energy usually filled us so completely,” she wrote. “I think what we all appreciated so much about Frenchy is his authenticity and his passion. It would give me great comfort to see her face lit up with a smile right now. "
Frenchy Cannoli, the man
Cannoli grew up in Nice, France, and was naturally drawn to the imported hashish common in the region in the late 60s. He was born on December 13, 1956. He lived as a nomad for over 20 years, staying often from traditional hashish producers and learning techniques passed down from generation to generation.
His travels took him from Morocco to Mexico, then Nepal, Pakistan and finally India, where he spent eight growing seasons living in caves and harvesting cannabis resin with cultivators in the Valley of Parvati.
But eventually, Cannoli slowed down and moved with his family to California, where medical cannabis was emerging and where he could legally make concentrates.
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, garnering him over 174 followers on Instagram.
Cannoli continued to promote public education after legalization, developing standards of classification of hashish and supporting regional crop certifications for cannabis production, inspired by the “appellation d'Origine Contrôlée” rules which, according to its website, protect the integrity of Bordeaux wines.
Cannoli has also developed a documentary series, Frenchy Dreams of Hashish, with documentary filmmaker Jake Remington of Collabo NYC, which shows the challenges legalization has posed for small farms in California. Frenchy Dreams of Hashish is a seven-part documentary series, filmed over a three-year period during the transition from Proposition 215 to Proposition 64.
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