All about hashish: Types, manufacturing methods and effects

What is hashish, how to smoke hashish, what its effect and influence on the human body are? Plasticine, hash, hash, ganja, charas, and many other names this drug substance has, but the most common is hashish.

What is hashish and how to smoke it?

Hashish is a dense mixture of trichomes, resin, bits of leaves, and inflorescences of ripe cannabis. Real hash is a more potent substance than even the strain of marijuana, as hash itself is made up of the most THC-concentrating substance in the world. The main constituent and psychoactive substance is delta-9 tetracanabinol THC. This is the component found in the sticky layers of the cannabis plant, and it is this substance that is the main constituent of hashish. In hashish, its content is up to 10% and sometimes even 20% of the total mass of the substance. The highest THC content is in hash oil, which is more than 50%. The other components of the hash oil content are the cannabidiols KBD and the cannabinols KBN. With the right production technique, 1kg of good quality cannabis yields at least 50 grams of hash.

The most common form of hash is as a dense bar, with a fairly sticky surface, ranging from light brown to dark brown to black. Exactly what color hash is depends on how the product is made and what kind of marijuana it comes from. To understand what hashish is and how it differs from marijuana is to try this substance. The effects of hash and marijuana are very different, and the potency of hash can be several times stronger than regular cannabis.

How to make hash in detail in this video. The most popular and highest quality method of making hash in Europe.

There are several ways in which hashish is made – it can be as pressed marijuana pollen (stone), resin plasticine, chemically extracted sticky substance-chemical. The easiest and most common hashish is stone, the higher quality is plasticine, the most potent and pure is hash oil, and the less expensive is hash chemistry.

How hashish is made and what kind of hashish it is

  • Dust is the pollen that remains after the dried cannabis strain has been sifted. This ingredient is part of the future hashish, which is made by drying, sifting, and pressing.
  • The stone is then compacted, hard pollen of cannabis that has been steamed or heated, resulting in a dense stone. Depending on the original cannabis raw material used, the stone can be in a loose or solid-state.
  • Plasticine (soft hash) – Hindus call it “charas”. It is a concentrated mixture of pollen and resin from matured cannabis buds. The method of extracting the plasticine is by dabbing the green marijuana plants. In appearance, plasticine comes in brown shades and is quite soft and malleable.
  • Hemp is a mixture of soaked cannabis in a solvent (cones at best, but more often leaves/flakes). The liquid is then evaporated and the resulting dark green mass of chlorophyll is compressed. This type of hashish is the least concentrated, homemade method.
  • Hash oil (cannabis oil, honey) is the purest and most concentrated type of hash. The oil has a liquid, thick consistency similar to a gel of amber, green or yellow color. The oil is obtained by extracting THC with liquefied butane and other solvents.

How to smoke hashish

Hashish is consumed by mixing it with marijuana or tobacco, as well as adding it to food. Hashish is smoked from a joint, a cigarette butt, a pipe, and other devices. Hash oil is put on a cigarette or in a specially designed oil smoking bulb. Unlike smoking cannabis, where the plant itself is ignited, hashish is recommended to be consumed by vaporizing the smoke to be inhaled.

The effect of hashish on the human body

Like a weed, regular and frequent use of hashish has negative consequences. A person who smokes marijuana or hashish is not a threat to society, but uncontrolled use has a negative impact on the smoker’s health. The most frequent cases are memory impairment. This situation is observed as a result of the very frequent use of cannabis. But if you smoke no more than a couple of times a week, this kind of smoking is not addictive and has no consequences on a person’s health or psyche. Like marijuana, cannabis stays in the blood for a long time because it concentrates in a person’s fatty tissues. The highest concentration is seen in the first few hours after ingestion, yet a small concentration of cannabinoid content in the body can be seen even after a few weeks.

It is important to remember that hashish is a derivative of cannabis, which in turn is prohibited for sale, use and distribution in many countries. To try and make cannabis, go to legalized countries!


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