Hash Vs. Weed; Major Differences
We all know of the numerous medical benefits of marijuana or weed.
Well, at least people who are already familiar with the usage and characteristics of the plant would know.
According to the United Nations, around 158.8 million people in the world use marijuana which accounts for more than 3.8% of the entire population. This number is growing each day too, which brings a lot of new users in to the industry.
These people who are new to the whole scene might not understand how it works and most importantly how to use it. For the same reason, the difference between hash and weed is also not familiar to some people.
So today let’s delve in to the details of the major differences between hash and weed, in various aspects.
Hash Vs. Weed
In simple terms, the dried pieces of the plant material including mainly the flower buds are often referred to as weed. And the paste form of the resin or sap of the plant is what is called hash or hashish.
Weed consists mostly of the dried and cured flowers of a female cannabis plant and is intended to be used as a psychoactive drug. For medical purposes, marijuana strains including Indica, Sativa and Hybrid ones are used to treat anxiety and depression.
Hash on the other hand consists of composed and purified preparations of the stalked resin glands of the sap which are called trichomes. Hash flavours are often included in specific popular strains of Indica and Sativa such as the Bubba Kush and the India Pre-rolls Bubba Kush.
Consumption methods; smoking hash vs. weed
Both weed and hash can be consumed by smoking eating and vaporizing. However, for best results weed is preferably consumed through an insufflation method by utilizing pipes, bongs and cigarettes while smoking, vape pens for vaporizing and edible creams for eating. Hash on the other hand is consumed using regular smoking and vaporizing methods, as it is quite strong.
Effects of hash vs. weed
Hash contains almost 40% of the THC contained in the bud of the plant. The rest of the parts contain only about 10 to 20% THC potency of the bud. This makes hash a very pure concentration of THC. For the same reason, ingestion of hash can produce a significantly more potent effect on the mind and body than a strain that is sourced from the flower.
Weed on the other hand is less concentrated and provides a less strong effect on the human mind and body
Both these varieties have the same level of negative effects on the body though. In the long run, both are said to have similar effects on short-term memory.
Hash high vs weed high
The high experienced from consuming hash is known to be very clear and fine, with the intensity varying according to the amount ingested. It could either lead to a relaxed and laid back state of mind or an energetic and creative state.
Weed on the other hand provides less intense effects of happiness or sleepiness according to the amounts.