In the cannabis scene kief and hash are popular ways to enhance the power of a bowl, joint, blunt or edible. But what exactly are they, and how do they differ?
Marijuana kief and marijuana hash both serve a similar purpose, but are obtained/made in entirely different ways.
Kief is the resinous trichomes of cannabis. These trichomes, when bulked together, take on a light powdery consistency; this allows it to easily be added to bowls, joints, blunts and so forth.
The word kief derives from the Arabic word kayf, which fittingly means please or well-being.
When using a grinder with a screen, it will gradually collect at the bottom; eventually there will be enough that it can be collected for use. Cannabis buds can also be sifted to shake the kief off; this allows for large amounts to be collected, and is how cannabis outlets can sell it by the gram.
Click here for a guide on how to collect and use kief.
Hashish, or hash for short, is the concentrated resin collected from cannabis. Given it’s highly concentrated, it tends to high much higher levels of cannabinoids compared to standard cannabis. This adds an extra kick to bowls and joints; this kick has allowed it to maintain a prestige reputation for hundreds of years.
Click here for a few different methods of making hash.
Marijuana oil, although a concentrated form of cannabis like hash, is a different thing altogether. It’s typically made using a much more complex extraction method that typically requires the use of butane or alcohol.
Although making cannabis oil can often be dangerous; meaning you should probably leave it to professionals; when done correctly it packs a massive punch that is unrivaled in the cannabis scene.
Click here for a guide on how to make butane hash cannabis oil (BHO).