This article by Erin Hiatt was originally published on Leafreport and appears here with permission.
The non intoxicating and potentially therapeutically beneficial cannabinoid CBD can be consumed in a myriad of ways; from capsules, oils, and topicals to gummies and edibles. But there is another consumption method available, one that you may not be aware of.
You’ve probably heard of cannabis hash – a very potent form of cannabis concentrate whose use dates back more than a thousand years – but you may not be aware that hash can also be made from cannabinoids like CBD. In its simplest explanation, CBD hash is made by separating CBD-rich trichomes, or sticky appendages on the cannabis plant from the surrounding cannabis plant matter. It is then typically processed or pressed into solid brick-like blocks.
Hash in general is potent even if it lacks a psychotropic punch, so a little goes a long way. But remember, consuming CBD hash may allow you to prolong the life of your product without sacrificing efficacy.
How do you use CBD hash?
CBD hash is very versatile and can be consumed in a myriad of ways:
Vaping: for this method, you’ll need an e-cigarette or vaporizer, and make sure you’ve invested in some good quality CBD hash free of contaminants and impurities that could ruin your vaporizer (and isn’t great for the body, either). Additionally, poor quality hash, when exposed to heat tends to turn into a sticky mess that could ruin your vaporizer.
You may want to invest in some degummed hemp pads or vape wool to help protect your vape from any messes, or better yet, use powdery CBD hash, aka pollen CBD hash …