Some people think that the words 'hash' and 'weed' are synonyms, but we are here to tell you that they are two very different things. Below we explain the main differences between hash and weed.
Let's start with the basics first.
Weed refers to dried cannabis. Weed consists of dried and hardened cannabis flowers and is ready to be smoked, evaporated or converted into an oil, a bud or a form of concentrate. There are tons of cannabis varieties in the world, but they are divided into three main categories: indica, sativa and hybrid. Indica strains give a relaxed feeling, while sativas are mainly used for more energy. Hybrid is - as you may have guessed - a combination of both.
What is hasj?
Hash (or as some people call it hasj) refers to cannabis extracts made by separating the resin from buds or leaves. There are countless ways to make hash, but they all require the separation of trichomes and pressing them into a ball, block or coin. The result is hash, a strong concentrate with a unique taste and effects.
How do the two compare?
Hash is more powerful than weed. Although most weeds nowadays contain about 20-30% THC, hashish can reach a potency of 40% -60%. This is because hash is made by combining a lot of trichomes.
There is a difference between hash and weed when it comes to taste. Weed often has more fresh, spicy and sometimes fruity flavors and aromas, and hash is often complex, rich and spicy.
When it comes to smoking, you can use hash and weed in practically the same form. Both can be smoked, evaporated or used in food. However, weed flowers can also be used to make concentrates, while hash does not work here.