Ahhhh, yes. Newcomers to the Cannabis Community may have heard of hashish or hash. But not know what the heck it is…. So let’s break it down me break it down for you. So, what is hash?
First, we ought to understand the anatomy of the marijuana plant.
1st part is the actual plant, including stalks, flowers, and leaves, then you have the buds. From these buds, they hold the THC, which is the part where smokers and growers enjoy.
The buds are trichomes aka tiny hairs, that are white to amber in colour, and it’s these trichomes that make up the hash.
How is Hash made?
Centuries ago, Hash, as we know it was discovered in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. It was after farmers finished picking the buds from the crop, and was left with residues on their hands, which they’d scrape off to clean. For a more in-depth article, please click here.
What are the Effects of Hash?
Due to Hash’ high amounts of THC (70%-90%), users can expect to feel many of the effects as they would consuming marijuana. It can be smoked or consumed, and usually used to feel relaxed, stress-free, and all around put you in a better mood.
Here are other side effects:
- Perception of time, color and spatial boundaries becomes distorted
- Relaxed, happy feeling becomes elevated to the point of euphoria
- Uncontrollable laughter
- Increased hunger (munchies to the extreme)
- Increased paranoia
- Dryness in mouth and throat
The effects usually last as long as four hours.