Know the facts and connect with support to help you address known or suspected substance use with your child.
Hashish or hash is made from the resin (a secreted gum) of the cannabis plant. It is dried and pressed into small blocks and smoked. It can also be added to food and eaten. The resin is rich in THC, the main mind-altering ingredient found in the cannabis plant. Marijuana also comes from the cannabis plant. It is made from dried flowers and leaves of the plant.
Hashish is a reddish-brown to black colored resinous material of the cannabis plant. Pieces are broken off, placed in pipes and smoked.
As with marijuana, people who use hashish may experience a pleasant euphoria and sense of relaxation. Other common effects may include heightened sensory perception (such as brighter colors), laughter, altered perception of time, and increased appetite.
Signs of use include glassy red eyes, slurred speech, loss of motor coordination and distorted perception. If you’re concerned your child may be using hashish or other substances, the following can help you address the behavior more effectively.