New Study Among First to Examine Prevalence of Hashish Use by High School Students

hashExtracted from the cannabis plant, hashish (hash) contains concentrations of psychoactive (affecting the mind) resins.  The female flowers of the cannabis plant contain the stored resinous secretions, used to make a paste.  Marijuana, in comparison, is a mixture of the leaves, flowers and stems of the cannabis plant.  A much higher concentration of THC, the main psychoactive cannabinoid in the cannabis plant, is found in hashish.  As a rule of thumb, some estimates place the THC concentration of hashish at four times that of marijuana. Continue reading