Cannabis resin is a type of marijuana plant material that contains THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and other cannabinoids. While it’s not known exactly how much THC there is in the stuff, some sources say there may be up to 90% THC content. There are many different types of cannabis resin, but they all contain varying amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Some types of resin have been used medicinally for centuries, while others are just recreational drugs.
In the past, when people smoked cannabis resin, they would inhale the smoke directly into their lungs and experience a “high.” However, with time these kinds of experiences became less frequent because the smoke was often very toxic and could cause lung cancer. Today most people use hashish instead. Hashish is made from marijuana plants grown outdoors on farms where pesticides aren’t applied. Because of its low toxicity, hashish is considered safer than cannabis resin.
So why does smoking cannabis resin make people feel high?
Well, it depends on what kind of resin it is. For example, some types of cannabis resin are said to produce a more euphoric effect than others. Other factors include temperature and humidity levels in which the plant material was harvested. And finally, there’s the strain of marijuana being used when making the product.
As for the question of whether or not you can get high on cannabis resin, the answer is yes. There are various types of hashish that can produce a high, but it’s important to remember that the high will be different from that of smoking marijuana plants. There have been reports of people passing out or nearly passing out after using cannabis resin. It should go without saying that this type of stuff isn’t for those with low tolerances or those who are using it for medicinal purposes.
What are the Risks or Dangers of Smoking Cannabis Resin?
Most people who smoke cannabis resin experience paranoia and anxiety when they use the drug. In some cases, this can trigger adverse psychological reactions. Other risks and dangers of smoking cannabis resin involve the pipe or bong that is used to smoke it. Certain pipes and bongs can crack, chip, or even break when large quantities of hot resin are placed inside of them. These can cause cuts and burns inside of the mouth or throat. In other words, it is not a good idea to smoke cannabis resin unless you have a strong tolerance or you’re going to smoke it in a pipe or bong that is made of glass or metal.
What are the Long-Term Effects of Smoking Cannabis Resin?
The long-term effects of smoking cannabis resin are not well known at this time. However, it is known that long-term users tend to develop a “resin lung.” This is similar to the condition of a regular tobacco smoker and it can cause cancer if used on a regular basis over a long period of time. Resin lungs can cause wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath.
Is Cannabis the Same As Hashish?
The answer is no. Hashish, or hash, is a concentrated form of THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). It’s typically made by cutting the flowers of the cannabis plant, grinding it up, and then pressing the gooey oils out of the plant matter. This is what is used to make hash, hence the name. Other forms of this gooey oil exist as well such as oils and waxes.
As of this writing, cannabis and hashish are illegal in most countries and territories. There are some medical exceptions to this rule, but for the most part; if you’re caught with any quantity of it, then you can expect to be arrested. Because of the unpredictability of the drug, some people become psychologically addicted to it. Long-term users may become malnourished because they stop eating when they feel high. Cannabis has also been linked to schizophrenia in some people.
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Cannabis sativa and the anthropology of pain by R Watson – 2010 – Hachette UK
Natural-sourced benzoxazine resins, homopolymers, blends and composites: A review of their synthesis, manufacturing and applications by J King – 2011 – Ten Speed Press
Weed, need and greed: domestic marijuana production and the UK cannabis market. by HE Simmons – 1921 – Van Nostrand