Hashish, a dark, brittle or gummy substance, often sold
in aluminum foil packets
Marijuana, discussed in the "Gateway Drugs" section, along with
hashish and hashish oil are forms of cannabis, a tall, green, leafy plant.
The ingredient responsible for the psychoactive effect (the "high")
in cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The amount of THC found in marijuana,
hash, or hash oil determines the potency of the drug.
Hashish is smoked in bongs and in small, unusual shaped
Hashish (or hash) is an extract of marijuana formed into a gummy substance
ranging in color from gold to brown to black, or it is formed into a thick,
dark oil called hash oil. Because hashish contains a higher concentration
of THC than marijuana, hash and hash oil are more potent and are sold and
used in smaller quantities. Hash is most often packaged in aluminum foil,
and hash oil is stored in small vials. As with marijuana, both hash and hash
oil are smoked in pipes, but they may also be mixed with tobacco in cigarettes
or pipes; thus, the paraphernalia associated with hash and hash oil is the
same as for marijuana: pipes, bongs, rolling papers, roach clips, and stash
boxes. Hash and hash oil also have a very strong, pungent odor when smoked.
The effects of hash and hash oil are similar to marijuana, but can be more
intense because of its higher concentration of THC.