Hashish is a substance that can be obtained from the cannabis plant. Thus, the flowers of this plant are subjected to a chemical or mechanical process of drying, sieving and pressing, which finally becomes a resin known as hashish. The quality of the final product depends on many factors: the original plant, the technique used in its preparation or the color of the tobacco after contact with the lighter.
The drug can be smoked in several ways: in a pipe without the tobacco mixture , in water pipes or bongs, in a hookah, vaporizer or mixed with tobacco.
Hashish and marijuana are similar substances, but not the same. While marijuana is presented in dry grass, hashish is made in the form of a bar and this is broken using heat. This difference means that marijuana contains fewer active ingredients than hashish. Either way, both are part of the soft drug category .
Both hashish and marijuana share the same psychoactive ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. This substance is chemically very similar to other substances found in neurotransmitters in the brain . THC travels through the bloodstream to reach the brain. At this point, the consumer may experience some effects: dizziness, euphoria, a feeling of evasion, a certain change in short-term memory and fluctuating emotions. Regardless of how you feel, it is a potentially addictive substance that sometimes requires detoxification treatments.
Hashish in its pure state is very unusual, as traffickers often mix it with other substances to increase its size. In the adulteration process, remains of tire rubber, sand, ashes, resin from other plants and chalk were found.
The consequences of this type of mixture are a source of income for drug traffickers and a risk to the health of consumers.
Playful and therapeutic consumption
Anyone who smokes hashish uses this drug to escape problems momentarily or spend a fun time with other people. This type of consumption modality extended to all social classes. Like other substances, it can be consumed responsibly and with control or, on the contrary, compulsively and with health risks.
Like other cannabis derivatives, hashish is also used to treat certain diseases: it slows the growth of cancerous tumors, relieves pain in people with fibromyalgia, combats the eye pressure associated with glaucoma, and reduces the discomfort of migraines.
Despite its therapeutic properties, its consumption is not recommended among those suffering from schizophrenia and heart problems.