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Hashish

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What is Hashish?

Hashish is a cannabinoid, like marijuana. It consists of the THC-rich resinous material of the cannabis plant, which is collected, dried, and then compressed into a variety of forms, such as balls, cakes, or cookie-like sheets. The Middle East, North Africa, and Pakistan/Afghanistan are the main sources of hashish. The THC content of hashish that reached the United States, where demand is limited, averaged 6 percent in the 1990s.

What does it look like?

Hashish is a reddish-brown to black colored resinous material of the cannabis plant, which is collected, dried, and then compressed into a variety of forms, such as balls, cakes, or cookie-like sheets.

How is it used?

Pieces are then broken off, placed in pipes and smoked.

What are its short-term effects?

See our marijuana drug information.

What are its long-term effects?

See our marijuana drug information.

What is its federal classification?

Schedule I

Source: Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

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