It is actually a concentrated solution that has been from cannabis. The oil can be used for various purposes. It can be eaten, vaped, smoked as well as rubbed on the skin. The use of this oil is popularly termed as “burning” or “dabbing”.
Hash oil is usually extracted from cannabis plants that tend to contain THC i.e delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. This compound is also considered to be one of the most active ingredients in marijuana. The oil tends to be more potent and contains up to a 90 percentage of THC as compared to other cannabis products which tend to contain an average level of 12 per cent of THC.
Types of various concentrates of marijuana:
Marijuana extracts are mostly extracted from cannabis. According to the level of their concentration, this product can be availed in variable forms. Some are:
- Budder, batter: This comes in liquid form and has a thick consistency. The THC level tends to be approximately 90 to 99 per cent.
- Crystalline: This is generally available at solid form. They come as a crystal with level of THC as high as 99 per cent.
Apart from these items, there are several other concentrates. The colour can vary from golden hues to amber and to dark brown. They can also be either opaque or translucent.
Benefits of hash oil:
The benefits of this oil are considered to be the same as that of marijuana. The oil can be used to trigger euphoria. It also helps to cure inflammation, pain and nausea as well.
Compared to other marijuana products, hash oil tends to be more potent. And, that is why its effects are way stronger. This can provide a great sense of relief to those who have been using marijuana products for the treatment of diseases like cancer or chronic pain.
Side effects of hash oil:
The oil has the same kind of side-effects as that of marijuana products but the results tend to more severe. These are:
- Having cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS)
- Facing psychosis.
- Feeling of anxiety and paranoia
- Feeling dizzy or fainting.
- Can result in impaired memory.
- Can result in impaired cognition.
- Can also result in impaired movements.
- Can fluctuate your mood a lot.
- Results in altered perception.
Uses of hash oil:
The oil can be put into a number of uses. It can be used for dabbing. Actually, dabbing is a traditional process where a special pipe is used for the heating and vaporisation of hash oil. The apparatus is also locally known as “rig” or “oil rig”. The apparatus includes a water pipe which has a hollow nail for fitting into the pipe’s gauge. People also tend to use a metal plate for this which is popularly known as a “swing”.
During the process, the swing or the nail is usually heated up with the help of a small blowtorch. A small amount of hash oil is then applied onto the surface. This is done with the help of a dabber. When the oil starts to vaporise, people inhale it through the pipe. This is usually done in a single breath.
Therefore, hash oil can be used in different ways. It can be ingested, vaporised, smoked as well as applied on the skin.