Article by The Fresh Toast via Growth Op
It’s a great time for cannabis in the U.S. Following the November elections, cannabis was decriminalized in some states and different medical and recreational programs were put in motion.
With this new wave of acceptance seemining unfolding across the country, more curiosity about the plant should be expected, including its different parts and the ways in which it can be consumed. One of these is hash.
Hash is a concentrated form of cannabis resin. Also known as hashish, it’s the wax or liquid form of kief. The compound comes from the trichomes of unpollinated female cannabis. Said simply, in its natural form, hash is the sticky coating seen on cannabis buds. It can be diluted into a butter or oil and used for cooking or for concentrates. It can also be smoked.
Hash is one of the most concentrated forms of cannabis, featuring no other components aside from raw cannabinoids. While traditional weed can have a THC potency in the 25 to 30 per cent range, hash has levels amounting to 20 to 70 per cent. Since hash will get a user much higher than the average joint, it should be approached carefully.
According to industry experts, hash has been on the rise in the U.S. These types of extracts are claiming bigger shares of the market, representing about six per cent of sales.