Hash (short for hashish) might be most accurately described as concentrate of cannabis. It is made by separating THC-bearing sap (resin) and “crystals” from coarser plant fibers, so that you are left with the essence of marijuana. This condensed product is several times denser and more powerful than the marijuana would be if it were simply cured and smoked.
Hash at its most basic is a paste-like substance that varies in pliability. As a small grower you may not want to take the time’s and effort to make your own hashish. Nevertheless it’s a topic that’s bound to come up at some point.
The topics below are not instructional so much as it is informational. Knowing the basics of hashish will help you decide if it’s something you may one day want to pursue as you progress as a grower. liquid weed
“Commercial” black hash often contains opium—something to be aware of before you find yourself waking up in a strange place. A flood of opium from Afghanistan in recent years (I can’t help but see images of Air America in Vietnam) has found its way into hash sold on the street, sometimes in ratios as high as 50 percent.
The addition of raw opium into the poorest-quality hash turns it into a potent smoke, some- times too potent for casual pot smokers who aren’t prepared for the often nauseating and sometimes paralyzing effects of opium smoke. Opium-laced hash can usually be identified as having a pliable and sticky texture; it will have a sickly sweet smell before burning that will become stronger when it is burned. Like opium, the smoke of opium-laced hashish seems to continue expanding in your lungs even after you’ve stopped inhaling. If you suspect the hash you’re smoking is doctored with opium, I recommend taking no more than three hits before waiting at least fifteen minutes to see how powerful its effect will be.