What is Hash

By Cyrus Sepahbodi & Laine Hammer

While many cannabis enthusiasts have heard of “hash”, do we all really know what it is? To understand what hash is, we need to remember that the Cannabis plant has both a physical structure – the leaves, the stalk, the roots – and the actual essence of the plant itself – the trichomes – which are comprised of aromatic terpenes and cannabinoids. Hash is a concentrated form of cannabis made by collecting the trichome heads. Because of how hash is made, it contains a higher concentration of THC, and comes into existence when trichomes are separated from the plant and undergo a process that yields kief, which will then turn into hash.

How is hash made