Hashish results from the separation of trichomes from the cannabis plant. Trichomes are found on mature cannabis flowers, but they can also be sourced from all over the plant but in smaller concentrations. This is mainly why many growers save their trim so they can extract all the trichomes holding the precious cannabinoids and terpenes.
Trichomes which is commonly referred to as “Kief”, is technically the crystal formation on the end of trichomes. They appear as microscopic hair-like glands.
Trichomes are often used to make edibles, or are pressed/heat-treated to form hash.
Since hash is a cannabis extract, it holds more cannabinoids and terpenes, the compounds responsible for marijuana’s smell/taste and psychoactive experience, thus delivering a much heavier punch than dried flowers.
It is consumed by smoking a small piece, typically in a pipe, bong, vaporizer or joint, or via oral ingestion (after decarboxylation).