Have you ever wondered what the difference is between hash and weed? Is the high different? Are they smoked differently? Are the effects different? Should you choose weed, hash, or try both? Let's find out!
Weed, also known as cannabis or marijuana (among other names), is the flower of the cannabis plant used primarily for medical and recreational purposes.
It is mainly made up of dried female cannabis plants, ready to be smoked or made into other concentrates.
First, the whole flowers are ground into small pieces.
Then, after grinding, it is usually smoked in joints, blunts, or through a water pipe (bong), or infused into food or drinks called edibles.
There are many different strains, each with a unique flavor and effect on the body.
The most popular weed strains are Gelato, Blue Dream, Purple Punch, Girl Scout Cookies, Sour Diesel, OG Kush and Runtz.
Hash (or hashish) is a concentrated form of cannabis.
It is the resin of the cannabis plant that's been separated from the plant mechanically or chemically.
Traditionally, hashish was made by rubbing a mature cannabis plant between two hands. There are many methods in making it, such as dry sifting, ice-water separation, heat separation, pressure separation, etc.
Hash can be smoked in a glass pipe, bong, added to a joint, mixed with cannabis or herbal smoking blends.
Some of the most popular hash varieties are Gorilla Glue #4, OG Kush,
NYC Diesel and Harlequin.
Cannabis and hashish can have different effects.
Hashish, as a concentration of cannabis, is generally stronger than weed. However, the effect and high depend on the strain itself.
Weed and hash are both derived from cannabis. The significant difference between the two is that the term "weed" usually applies to dried flowers of the plant, while hash is a paste from resin or sap of the plant. Hash contains a higher concentration of psychoactive chemicals since it's a concentrate.
But only you can decide for yourself what better suits your needs!
However, if you're a beginner, weed is an easier option since it's more available, much less expensive, and less potent than hashish.