Oct 9, 2020

Hash 101

Although hash has been around for many, many years, it is a newer Cannabis 2.0 product at The Hunny Pot and many people are seeing it for the first time. To help you understand the differences between 2.0 products a little better, here is everything you need to know about hash!

 

How Is Hash Made?

 

There are several traditional ways to make hash, usually reflected in the name. You can make finger hash by rubbing the flowers between your fingers or hands, then collect the sticky resin into a small ball. Another famous hash is called ice or ‘bubble’ hash, which is made by washing flower in ice water through a series of filters. The sensitive trichomes freeze in the cold waters, break off and get captured through the filters. The remaining product is pressed. It’s called bubble hash because of the way it bubbles when smoked.

 

How Potent Is Hash?

 

Hash has higher concentrations of cannabinoids than straight flower but usually doesn’t reach the same extremes as shatter. A typical hash will hover around 50 to 60 percent THC (or CBD). Again, there are outliers, but generally, you’ll see slightly lower potencies then solvent based shatters. 

 

What is the high like? 

 

Hash isn’t as potent as shatter or other solvent-based concentrates; therefore, the high isn’t as initially overwhelming. Otherwise, the essential characteristics of the high will largely depend on the kind of hash you are using, from Indica to Sativa to a hybrid. 

 

Again, you probably aren’t consuming an entire joint rolled out of hash – but a dab or two at a time. After the initial high, you’ll find the experience mellows out nicely into one you might expect from a bubbler, pipe, or joint. 

 

Is Hash for Beginners or for an Advanced Smoker? 

 

Unlike shatter, hash is a bit more user-friendly. Hash doesn’t require complicated and technical equipment to make, it doesn’t need an intimidating dab rig to smoke, and it’s less potent – great for beginners. Still, if you aren’t used to concentrates, it’s worth going slow as you experiment with hash. Start small to get a feel for the potency. Nobody wants to green out.

 

Where Did the Name Hash Come From?

 

Hash is the OG concentrate. It has a long history of use in the foothills of the Andes in India. Hash is thousands of years old, and the name reflects it. According to the etymology of the word, “hasheesh” or “hashish” comes from a 16th-century Arabic word describing powdered hemp.‍

 

How Do You Smoke Hash?

 

There are so many ways to smoke hash. The sky’s the limit (pun not intended). Traditionalists might prefer to smoke hash in a bubbler, bong, or pipe. You can also get creative with a few sprinkles in (or around) a perfectly rolled joint or blunt.

 

If you have a concentrate-compatible device, don’t be afraid to start vaping your ice or finger hash. Have a dab rig? It also is highly dabbable (that might not be a word but it is now). Hash is easier to handle than shatter and slightly more adaptable in terms of method of consumption. 

 

For the beginner, it’s best to stick with lower potency concentrates. Hash is a good starting point, but it’s also possible to find lower potency shatters. Check the label for cannabinoid profile, and don’t be afraid to ask questions.  With so many concentrates available, what are you most excited for? Let us know your concentrate preferences and tips on our social!

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