How to Smoke Hash and Other Hash Basics

How to Smoke Hash and Other Hash Basics

Hash has been consumed for centuries, and it is a very potent form of cannabis. You can vape, eat, or smoke it. It is also known as hashish. It is made from the female marijuana plant’s resinous glands. The concentrate is golden-coloured, and you can get it at many weed dispensaries. However, if you’re a home grower, you can make your own easily. Read on to learn how to smoke hash.

What Is Hash?

The resinous glands in the marijuana plant have a high level of cannabinoids, like CBD and THC. In fact, they have the highest levels of cannabinoids you can find in the cannabis plant. This means that the THC concentration of hash is around 20 to 60 percent. This is higher than a whole cannabis flower. 

There are many terpenes in hash. These are the essential oils that work with cannabinoids in your body to enhance the effects of marijuana. Terpenes are what give the plant its aromatic and pungent scent.

Traditional hash looks like dark brown balls that have a greasy film. The trichomes in the flowers are separated from the rest of the plant and pressed together. The film comes from some of the glands being ruptured.

Where Is Hash From?

Historians are still unsure where hash came from. However, they believe that it became more popular around 900 A.D. after spreading through Arabia. In the western world, hash appeared around the 1700s. Napoleon and his army found this extract after they invaded Egypt. Once European doctors started researching hash, they developed new methods of extracting it.

At the end of the 19th century, the western world widely used weed extracts, such as hash. However, in 1961, the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs made cannabis, such as hash, illegal around the world. But in recent years, some countries, such as Canada, have made cannabis legal.

Consuming Hash

Consuming Hash

There are generally four ways that you can consume a hash product. This includes dabbing, vaping, using edibles, and smoking.

When you cook with hash, you can create an edible that you can then orally ingest. You can decarboxylate (heat) it and blend it with oils or butter to be used in cooking. If you put it in butter, it is known as cannabutter. Then, you can put it on pastries and bread, make baked goods, and more.

Vaping Hash

The traditional method of vaping hash is with a hot knife. You take a metal butter knife and place it on your stove to heat it. Once the tip is nearly glowing with the heat, you pull it out and place a tiny amount of hash on the tip. Then, you can put it against a second knife. This is known as flash vaporizing your hash.

The good news is that today, there are easier ways of vaping using technology. You can use a vaporizer to heat your hash to the boiling point. This creates a vapour that you can inhale, giving you nearly immediate effects. 

You want to find pure hash to use a vape pen. If it does not fully melt, it can leave burnt residue behind. Over time, this can build up on the atomizer and make you have to replace it sooner. Many vapers choose a high-purity marijuana extract.

Dabbing Hash

If you decide to dab, you will need a dab rig. This is a water pipe that has been adapted to put cannabis concentrate inside. When the cannabis goes on the hot surface, it will create a vapour rich in cannabinoids and without smoke. The effects are nearly instant because the cannabinoids enter your bloodstream through your lungs.

As with vaping, the results will depend on how pure the hash is. The best type is a full melt hash. That means the hash will melt fully, so it can completely vaporize on your dab nail. You don’t want it to leave any burnt residue behind. Both wax and shatter can be used for this.

Smoking Hash

Smoking Hash

When you smoke it, you can use hash by itself. However, it melts, so it is hard to get a good amount without wasting it. Many hash smokers choose to mix it with something else, as well. For example, you could choose marijuana bud or even tobacco.

When you add hash to a marijuana flower, you can mix it into a joint or blunt. You can even sprinkle it on a pipe. When you heat it, the hash will become an oil. It can combust to a larger flare. This can affect the way the joint burns while you smoke it.

There are several ways you can smoke hash. For example, many people like to roll a joint. You will need rolling papers and the herb for this. Adding tobacco can give you a different experience. 

You can heat the hash to make it easier to spread and then distribute it evenly over your weed. If the hash is very pliable, you can even roll it into a long, rope-like piece. This ensures that you will get the same amount of concentrate throughout the joint.

If you are in a group of friends, you might try using a hookah to use your hash. A hookah pipe has several hoses attached to it. To smoke with this type of pipe, you will roll the hash into balls. Then, you will place the hash in the middle section, near the top. 

Fill about three-quarters of the pipe with water. Now, heat your charcoal, and once it is hot, place it on your hash. Then, you can use the tips of the hoses to smoke it.

Closing Thoughts 

Smoking hash is just one of the many ways you can enjoy this concentrate. The best way to find the right method for you is to experiment and see which one you like the most. No matter which method you choose, you can enjoy a stronger high because of how concentrated the substance is. Choosing a high-quality type of cannabis will help you have the best experience.

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