Modified on: 30/10/2023
Do you want to know the side effects of taking hashish? Let’s look at the short- and long-term ones
Originating centuries ago, hashish was one of the best known and most potent hemp derivatives.
This product usually looks like a rectangular loaf or sphere, ranging from dark brown to honey. Yet, at the same time, its aroma releases a myriad of unmistakable earthy, grassy and spicy scents.
Since its inception, hashish has been appreciated for these aromas and the relaxing effects of taking it.
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However, ‘smoking’ (another name for this hemp derivative) also causes a lot of short- and long-term side effects, which is why, in the UK and many other countries, it is considered an illegal product (quite different from legal hashish with a high CBD content).
Would you like to know more about hashish and the adverse effects of its use?
Let’s find out what they are.
Hashish and long-term effects: here are the negative ones
Hashish is a product made from trichomes extracted from the inflorescences of hemp Sativa, the parts of the plant with the highest concentration of cannabinoids, including THC.
THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is an active psychotropic ingredient—a substance that can alter the mental and motor abilities of those who use it—that is illegal in many countries worldwide, including the UK.
It is this cannabinoid that is responsible for the main side effects of hashish.
Not to be confused with CBD—another well-known cannabinoid extracted from legal hemp—which, by contrast, has no psychotropic or addictive effects and which you can find easily in CBD flowers.
Let’s see, then, what the negative effects of hashish are:
Those who regularly consume hashish run the risk that the substances it contains may trigger various mechanisms in the brain. In particular, it appears that after a long period of abuse of hashish, the brain, having become accustomed to the presence of cannabinoids, may change it’s functioning to the point where it can no longer resume its regular activity;
Using hashish for long periods leads to a constant and unstoppable desire to take more and more of it: addiction. Failure to take hashish or other marijuana derivatives containing THC can lead to withdrawal of varying degrees. The most common symptoms are anxiety, nervousness, severe irritability and insomnia;
Eventually, people who habitually consume hashish develop a kind of tolerance to its active ingredients. Whereas they used to get some effect from a minimal intake of the product, after some time, they would have to increase their doses of hashish to get the same effect;
- Respiratory system problems
People who smoke hashish-based joints, just like smokers of conventional cigarettes, develop various respiratory problems, which mainly manifest themselves in coughing, catarrh, wheezing, throat discomfort and so on.
Hashish and short-term adverse effects
In the previous paragraph, we talked about the long-term side effects of hashish consumption. However, we want to clarify that the consumption of this cannabis derivative may also cause some unpleasant consequences in the short term.
What does it consist of?
Among the most common side effects of hashish are:
- redness of the eyes;
- increased heart rate;
- panic attacks and anxiety;
- loss of coordination and numbness;
- distorted perception of surrounding reality (images and sounds);
- dry mouth;
Again, the adverse effects are mainly triggered by the intake of THC. What’s more, when the smoke is not first-rate, it may likely have been ‘cut’, i.e., altered by the addition of other non-natural and potentially harmful substances.
Read also: Hemp biomass: meaning of the term and uses
Discovering CBD hashish: a legal product with no psychotropic effects
As we have seen, hashish can have adverse effects on mood, coordination, concentration and many other aspects.
But there is a solution to all this.
Legal hashish, also known as CBD hashish, has been around for some time now.
We are talking about a product made from various plant resins, enriched with CBD crystals and utterly free of THC (the psychoactive and illegal cannabinoid).
Thanks to the absence of this psychotropic substance, users of legal hashish can enjoy all its benefits to the full, without the fear of developing an addiction to the product and without having to suffer the many side effects typical of illegal hashish.
This new addition to the cannabis scene can also be purchased freely in the UK; however, there is still a lack of clarity regarding its consumption, which is why we at JustBob only offer it for collecting purposes.
If you would like to know more about this innovative item and perhaps would like to purchase it to find out what it looks and smells like, visit our CBD shop Justbob today.
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