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A fast and simple introduction to hash

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It’s a great time for cannabis in the United States. After the November elections, marijuana was decriminalized in a number of states and various medical and recreational programs started. With this new wave of adoption in the country, expect more curiosity about the plant, including its various parts and how it can be consumed. One of them is hash.

Hash is a concentrated form of cannabis resin. Also known as hashish, it is the wax or liquid form of kief. The compound comes from the trichomes of unpollinated female cannabis. In less complicated words, hashish in its natural form is the sticky coating you can see on cannabis buds. It can be diluted in butter or oil and used in cooking or concentrates. It can also be smoked.

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Hash is one of the most concentrated forms of cannabis and contains no ingredients other than raw cannabinoids. While traditional weeds have a THC potency of up to 25% -30%, the proportion of hash is between 20% and 70%. If there is one thing that you get out of reading all of this, it should be that hash gets you much higher than your average joint, and it should be approached carefully.

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According to industry experts, hash has grown in the US. These types of extracts claim larger market shares and account for around 6% of sales. Hash can be found in pharmacies in a variety of forms, including dry sieve, bubble, and wax. It can also be made at home by a number of methods including the use of dry ice and CO2.

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For users who have not yet tried hash and are curious about its effects, we recommend staying away from black market purchases or homemade recipes. Visit a trusted pharmacy and ask your budtender for recommendations on hash products, preferably something manageable. For the first time, your safest bet is a traditional product from a popular and trusted brand with the appropriate certifications and quality assurance.

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Beth Edmonds