By Skyler Hall

What is Hashish?

Hashish may be something you haven’t heard of before. It is made from the same plant that produces Marijuana. Some considered hashish to not be as much of a problem with it’s more popular counterpart being sold legally in 12 states. This is far from the truth, it is a drug that has several precautions.

This drug is made from the hairs and resin of cannabis. The substance in these is called cannabinoid, the main ingredient of the poison of hashish. More often than not, it is compressed into blocks. From the blocks it is most often inhaled through smoking, but sometimes cooked in food.

Forms of Hashish

Other Names

There are some street terms used to define this drug and actions taken with it. Hashish is also called “hash”. The tools used to smoke it are referred to as “pipes” or “bongs”. Actually using it is said many ways; such as “getting faded”, “blown”, “blazing”, “getting high”, “getting stoned”, “getting ripped”, “toking bowls”, and “spliffing”.

Hashish Effects

Many effects come out of using hashish. Some longer term ones from taking it include lung damage, it damages the brain (making it harder to understand language, or overall learn), and of course the addiction itself. Some of the shorter term effects include a great distortion of space and time, a “giving up” attitude, mood swings, and psychotic episodes. Consumers most often take it to feel it’s relaxing, pleasure, and drowsiness effects.

Signs of Addiction

Often times you can see the signs of someone who takes hashish. They will for the most part have an “I don’t care” attitude, and tend to give up on sports and loved ones. They will also have many mood swings and psychotic episodes. Hashish does in fact make the user addicted both mentally and physically.