Marijuana and hashish are commonly spoken as synonymous buddies (pun intended!) but are very different in nature. Let’s dive into what is marijuana and hashish are so you can get stoned the way you want to.
Cannabis refers to three plants known as Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis rudealis with psychoactive properties. When you harvest and dry the flowers of these plants, you are left with one of the world’s most popular medicines. More than 120 constituents known as cannabinoids are made up in cannabis. Experts still aren’t sure what each cannabinoid can do, but two of them, known as cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), are very well established. So what exactly is THC and CHD?
CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, which will not “high” you. It is frequently used to reduce inflammation and to relieve pain. Nausea, migraines, headaches, and anxiety can also be treated. The usefulness of therapeutic use is still being tested by researchers.
THC is the most powerful psychoactive in cannabis. The “high” of cannabis associated with most people is responsible for THC.
Hashish is a drug extracted from a cannabis plant’s resin. Hash resin is extracted from the cannabis plant and refined to form a potent form of marijuana, typically used for leisure. Hash resin is forced into condensed hash balls or bricks. Small bits are then broken down and smoked. Hash doesn’t burn on its own quickly, so it is usually mixed with other herbs such as cannabis or tobacco.
So what’s the difference between marijuana and hashish?
Let’s begin with what marijuana and hashish have in common is the obvious thing: both come from the same cannabis plants. Pot is the floral bud of the female cannabis plant, as you probably understand. Hash consists of the same buds, however, it is handled in a different manner. The flower buds are harvested while a cannabis plant is in full bloom, and a farmer will go in one of two directions from this moment on. The flowers will be hanged to dry in the case of marijuana. The resulting product is the plant, which we all know so well, once it has completely dried out every seed, spring and excess leaves are removed.
It’s up to you what you prefer between marijuana and hashish, but the road to all the benefits of cannabis is through your own knowledge. Do your research before you smoke, and as always, subscribe for more tips and tricks!
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