Hashish

By Austin Wills

What is the drug?

Hashish is a sticky, thick, dark-colored resin. It is made from the flower of the female cannabis plant, Cannabis sativa. "Hashish" comes from an Arabic word meaning dry weed. It is an extract of the cannabis plant, containing concentrations of the psychoactive resins. The main active chemical is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). Its effects on the user depend on the strength or potency of the THC it contains.

How is the drug taken into the body?

When a person wants to use hashish, they usually smoke it by putting a small piece of hashish in a joint with tobacco or marijuana. Then the person lights the paper roll with a flame and inhales the smoke that comes out, exhaling 1-3 seconds after holding in the smoke.

Others terms/slang

  • hash

  • rwd

  • geez

  • smize

  • awd

  • y2k

  • h2g

  • dip

  • eddress

  • att

How does the drug affect the body?

When you take in the drug you start feeling any of the following depending on the strain or origin: happy, relaxed, feeling silly, and cloudy. A term for these symptoms is be "high"

Short Term Effects

The short-term effects of marijuana or hashish use include problems with memory and learning; distorted perception (sights, sounds, time, touch); difficulty in thinking and problem solving; loss of coordination; and increased heart rate, anxiety, and panic attacks

Long Term Effects

These individuals may have daily cough and phlegm, symptoms of chronic bronchitis, and more frequent chest colds. They are also at greater risk of getting lung infections like pneumonia.

Signs of Abuse

If someone is abusing hashish, they tend to drop their prior interests, such as clubs, educational and career goals, in favor of the dreamy relaxation of cannabis intoxication

Dependence/Addiction

If you are addiction or depend on hashish it causes compulsive, uncontrollable drug craving, seeking, and use, even if it has negative consequences toward health and social life.