Some people think the words ‘hash’ and ‘weed’ are synonyms, but we are here to tell you, they are two very different things. Below, we will explain the key differences between hash and weed.
First, let’s start with the basics.
What is weed?
Weed refers to dried cannabis. Weed is made up of cannabis flowers that have been dried and cured, and are ready to be smoked, vaporized, or turned into an oil, budder, or some form of concentrate. There are tons of cannabis strains in the world, but they are broken down into three main categories, indica, sativa, and hybrid. Indica strains deliver a relaxed feeling, while sativas are mainly used for increased energy. Hybrid is- as you may have guessed- a combination of the two.
What is hash?
Hash (or as some people call it hashish), refers to a cannabis extracts that’s made by separating the resin from buds or leaves. There are tons of ways to make hash, but all of them require the separation of trichomes and pressing them into a ball, block, or coin. The result is hash, a strong concentrate with a unique flavor and effects.
How do the two compare?
Hash is more potent than weed. While most weed strains today contain around 20-30% THC, hash can reach potencies of 40%-60%. This is because hash is made by combining a ton of trichomes together.
There’s a difference between hash and weed when it comes to flavor. Weed tends to have more fresh, herbal, and sometimes fruity flavors and aromas, and hash tends to be complex, rich, and spicy.
When it comes to smoking, you can use hash and weed in basically the same forms. Both can be smoked, vaporized, or used in edibles. Weed flowers, however, can also be used to make concentrates, whereas hash doesn’t work here.