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  • What Is the Difference Between Hash and Weed?

    October 20, 2020 4 min read 3 Comments

    What Is the Difference Between Hash and Weed? - El Capitan | Smoking Accessories

    What is Hashish?

    Hashish is commonly known as harsh. It is a cannabis product that is mainly composed of trichrome. These trichrome in hashish are resin glands that are found on cannabis secondary leaves and flowers. The trichrome in hashish contain terpenes. Cannabinoids and flavonoids are making them the most sought after parts of the cannabis plant. It is considered one of the purest forms of cannabis.  In some regions, hashish is referred to as hash weed. Hash weed is processed to achieve a resin separation, and its use has been practicing for centuries.

    What is weed?

    Weed is dried cannabis. In most cases, weed is mainly made up of cannabis flowers, dried, and cured to be ready to smoke. The concentrate can also be turned into other concentrates. There are countless strains of the compounds, and each has a unique effect on the body. Again, the different strains have diverse flavors, effects, and aromas. The effect that they have on the body comes down to the chemical make-up. 


    Weed vs. Hash

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    So what makes hash different from weed? One of the everyday things is that both these products come from the cannabis plant. Weed is mainly made up of flower buds. Hash, on the other hand, is made up of the flower buds, but the processing differs. When a cannabis plant reaches its full bloom, the flower buds are harvested, and from the same, the manufacturer can process it differently. In the production of hash, after the cannabis flowers are harvested and dried, the trichrome is separated from the other parts of the plant. The sticky powder obtained in this process is used in making hash.

    When looking at weed vs. hash, one of the factors that should be looked into is the two's taste. There is a striking difference in the taste when one smokes hash or weed. There are different flavors of both, but there is a difference in how they taste. The taste comes from the components that hash has and that of weed. Weed tends to be more herbal, fresh, and sometimes contain fruity aromas. Hash, on the other hand, tends to be rich, complex, and spicy. It is also essential to consider that the two's taste depends on the strain and flavors used to create them. They both taste marijuana about trichrome components in harsh makes it smell differently when it is smoked. Weed vs. hash can also be looked at in terms of their availability. Apart from the taste of the two, hash is less common than weed in most countries. Getting the purest form of marijuana in the form of harsh is not straightforward in most countries. Most smokers are comfortable and familiar with their green weed, and they have never smoked harsh in their lives.

    The effects that weed and hash have on the mind, and the body's activities are different. Weed vs. hash effectsare mainly looked at in terms of the highness they give to a user. Since the hash is pure marijuana, it has a more significant impact on the mind than the effects of weed. Hash high vs. weed high dictates the highness that the compounds when a user smoke. Hash high is much than weed high. Hash brings about highness more than weed since it has high levels of CBD. The buzz that is experienced when one smokes weed is not obtained in the case of hash.

    The potency is another element that makes hash and weed differently. Hash is considered to be more potent when compared to weed. The potency depends on the THC in weed and hash. Currently, the market produces cannabis strains between 15-30%. Since hash is mainly made up of trichrome, its potency can be 40, 50, and sometimes 60%. Again, weed and hash's potency varies with the strain and comes down to the preparation method used.

    When comparing weed vs. hash, one of the factors that makes them common is the use. Both can be vaporized, smoked, and used in other edible products. However, weed flowers can be used in making concentrates, and the same cannot be applied in the case of hash. Hash cannot be used to prepare concentrates. The preparation of concentrates gives weed users the opportunity to have a diverse taste of the component compared to hash users.

    Weed vs. hash can also be compared to the aspect of their origin. Hashish mainly originated from the Arabic language. The product is mainly traced from the Arab world due to the explorations of Europeans, the product found its way into the western world. Hash then found different extraction methods bringing about different tastes. Hashish products became outlawed in the western world in the 20th century when the United States prohibited the use of cannabis. Weed, on the other hand, originated from different parts of the world, and its process of manufacture has changed through the decades to give the users unique tastes.


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    3 Responses

    Sam S
    Sam S

    October 21, 2020

    In think that in Europe there is great variety and quality of hash! here in the US it’s unfortunately it’s not to easy to get it, I mean you can but just not as high quality. I remember from my trip to Barcelona that one of my highlights was the quality of hash there. #Fightforlegalization


    October 21, 2020

    What if you mix both together? Any experience on that level.. guess it needs some trying out ;P
    good article Capitan, keep it up, I actually enjoy reading your blogs


    October 21, 2020

    the best Hash is from Marroco! no doubt 🤝

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