What Does Hash Smell Like?

What Does Hash Smell Like?

Oct 21, 2022 Stephane Esseiva

What Does Hash (Cannabis Resin) Smell Like?

We all know the distinctive skunky smell of cannabis sativa flower; it's highly popular among devotees but undesirable amongst other consumers. If you love the skunky aroma, you might wonder if hash can give off that same unique aroma. And if you'd rather avoid these distinguished aromas, you might wonder is switching to hash is a good option.

The smells of different types of hash are determined largely by their varying concentrations of terpenes, which depend on the variety and strain of the cannabis plants they were sourced from. For example, Lebanese hash is known for its characteristic spicy fragrances. On the other hand, Moroccan hash is known for its smooth and aromatic scent and flavour profile.

How do terpenes and hash extraction and manufacturing processes influence their distinctive smells?

In this post, we go over everything you need to know about hash from the perspective of scent — which is the primary factor that distinguishes hashish from other concentrates.

How Is Hash from Weed Made & Used?

There are as many different ways to make hash as there are types of hash themselves. Each method involves separating and collecting trichomes from the flower and then compressing them into a solid block. The separation process can be done mechanically (dry-sifting), with ice water through micron filters, or by using solvents.

HempHash’s range of CBD Hash is made using a specialist technique of sifting trichomes through micron filters in very cold water. All our products are made in totally solvent-free and chemical-free environments.

CBD hash is a popular choice for those seeking the benefits of CBD without psychoactive effects. CBD hash can be used in various ways, including vaping and baking into edibles, however HempHash does not sell CBD hash to heat or consume. Hash oil, more commonly known as honey oil, can also be added to other cannabis products to enhance their effect profiles.

Despite these use cases, our CBD Hash is sold in a format which means it’s not intended for heating or consumption.

What to Expect When Using Hash Products

CBD Hash has been described as deeply invigorating, with positive implications on stress, anxiety, focus, and concentration. When heated to a temperature of 176°C, hashish smoke smells similar to the predominant odour when smoking cannabis. For consumers looking to avoid undesirable smells, ash, or black soot, the use of lower temperatures is recommended.

As a highly concentrated form of CBD, a hash can vary in potency depending on the quality of the hemp flowers used to make it. However, it typically contains between 10 to 20 per cent CBD. Our selection of CBD hash averages well above 20 per cent CBD, as tested by duly accredited third-party UK labs.

When used medicinally, CBD hash and hash oil can be viable supplements to conventional drugs and therapies for various conditions, including anxiety, pain, and inflammation. Hash and hash oil retain all the established health benefits of CBD, only in a much more potent dose per gram when compared to edibles or flowers.

Terpenes & The Many Aromas of Hash

Cannabis terpenes are found in the resinous glands of cannabis flowers, including in hemp flowers. These glands, called trichomes, produce a variety of compounds that give off the smells and tastes commonly associated with consuming cannabis. Terpenes aside, other key cannabis compounds produced by trichomes include cannabinoids and flavonoids.

It's worth noting that terpenes are much more than smells and flavours; in nature, they play crucial roles in the life cycles of countless plants, including deterring predators and attracting pollinators. They also contribute to the therapeutic potential of CBD in a series of synergistic interactions appropriately dubbed the "Entourage Effect" by cannabis researchers.

Terpenes are a major factor in the aroma and effect profile of different hash products. Let's look at some of the most common terpene influences on the smell of hash below:

  • Hash with so-called "skunky" or earthy smells typically comes with a high concentration of the terpene known as myrcene, which is abundant in basil, hops, and mangoes. Myrcene is known for its woody, earthy smell, often described as similar to an earthy scent mixed with fresh soil or damp leaves.
    Myrcene is generally regarded as the mother of all terpenes because it's the single most abundant terpene across all strains of the cannabis plant. It's been shown to potentially have some anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain-relieving) properties. In addition, myrcene has been shown to increase the permeability of the blood-brain barrier, which may help improve the brain’s ability to absorb and utilise cannabinoids.
  • Hash with spicy overtones in its aroma profile has high levels of beta-caryophyllene. β-Caryophyllene (BCP) has the distinct fragrance of freshly cracked black pepper and can be found in cinnamon, cloves, and oregano.
    BCP has been shown to potentially relieve some symptoms of chronic pain disorders rooted in inflammation, like fibrosis and nerve pain. It's also been connected to aid relief from indigestion, bloating, and other signs of an upset stomach.
  • Finally, types of hash with floral or citrus aromas owe their sweet smells to ample concentrations of the terpenes limonene and linalool. While the former is named for its namesake (in which it's particularly abundant), linalool can most reliably be found in lavender.
    Limonene is known for its anxiolytic and anti-acne properties and its citrusy smell and taste. On the other hand, linalool is often used to calm intermittent seizures due to its muscle relaxant and sedative properties.

Does Hash Smell Different from Hemp Flower?

Hash will generally have a stronger, more pungent smell than hemp flowers. This is because the process of making hash concentrates cannabinoids and other cannabis compounds, causing them to become more potent and give off a stronger scent. Additionally, hash is often made with older, more mature cannabis plants that have had a chance to develop more potent aromas.

Hash usually has a more intense, pungent smell, while hemp flower typically has a lighter, sweeter smell. The difference is due to the different processes used to make each type of product. Hash is made by separating trichomes from the cannabis plant and then pressing them into a solid form, while hemp flower is made by drying and curing the flowers of the hemp plant. The different processes used to make each type of product can also affect their respective flavours.

Does CBD Hash Smell Like Regular Hashish?

CBD hash and regular hashish both come from the cannabis plant, but they are different products. CBD hash is created from trichomes from the flowers of the hemp plant, while regular hashish is made from the resin of the marijuana plant. Because the latter has much higher concentrations of different terpenes (which varies by strain), this produces a marked difference in the flavours and aromas of the two products.

Tastes and smells aside, there are fundamental differences in legality between CBD hash and regular hashish. And HempHash does not recommend the use of THC-containing products.

Does Hash Smell like drugs when smoked?

The aroma of CBD hash varies based on the manufacturing process and the type of cannabis plant used. However, CBD hash does not have the same strong aroma as traditional cannabis products such as marijuana.

Some claim that CBD hash has a mild earthy or herbal odour, while others claim that it has no odour at all. It is also likely that the fragrance of CBD hash will alter depending on the technique of consumption.

At HempHash we don't recommend smoking CBD hash or any weed or drugs. However, when combusted, hash can have an earthy odour to it.

How long does it take for the hash smell to go away?

The amount of time it takes for the pungent smell to leave your room depends on a few factors like:

  • The amount of hash a person smoked
  • The ventilation in the room
  • The materials you use in the room

Generally, though, it can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks for the weed odour to leave a person's room.

What is CBD Hashish's Effect?

CBD hash is a CBD product manufactured by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant and crushing it into a solid form. CBD hash can be smoked, vaped, or consumed although, HempHash strictly does not retail CBD hash for these purposes.

The effects of CBD hash can vary depending on the way it's eaten, how much CBD is consumed, and the individual's body chemistry. However, CBD hash is not psychoactive in general, which means it doesn't produce the "high" associated with cannabis use.

Some users claim that CBD hash may aid symptoms commonly associated with pain relief, anxiety, and sleep improvement. CBD hash may have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.

It should be mentioned that CBD hash is not a cure and may not be helpful to everyone. If you are thinking about using CBD hash, you should consult with your doctor first.

Here are some of the potential benefits of CBD hash:

  • CBD hash may potentially aid relieving pain by interacting with the body's endocannabinoid system.
  • Reduced anxiety: CBD hash may potentially aid the reduction of anxiety by decreasing the activity of the amygdala, a brain region linked to the fear response.
  • Improved sleep: CBD hash may potentially aid a better night's sleep by improving relaxation and lowering anxiety.
  • CBD hash may have anti-inflammatory properties because of its potential ability to decrease the production of inflammatory molecules in the body.
  • Antioxidant properties: Cannabidiol hash may potentially have antioxidant benefits by preventing cells from damage caused by free radicals.

Which is stronger CBD Hash or CBD Skunk?

CBD hash and CBD skunk are both CBD products, yet they are produced in very different ways. As previously mentioned, CBD hash is produced by extracting Cannabinoids from the cannabis or hemp plant and crushing it into a solid state. CBD skunk is created by crossing two high-CBD cannabis strains or hemp strains.

Here are the key differences between CBD hash and CBD skunk:

  • CBD hash can be stronger than CBD skunk.
  • CBD hash is produced by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant or hemp plant and then crushing it into a solid form. 
  • CBD skunk is created by crossing two high-CBD cannabis or hemp strains.
  • CBD hash and CBD skunk potency can vary based on the substance and the manufacturing procedure. However, in general, CBD hash is more potent.
  • Best for: CBD hash is a wonderful substitute for anyone looking for a high-quality CBD product. CBD skunk is a great choice for people who are concerned about the potency of CBD hash.

Here are some other factors to consider:

  • CBD hash and CBD skunk both have potential wellness benefits such as aiding symptoms associated with pain relief, anxiety reduction, and improved sleep.
  • Side effects of CBD hash and CBD skunk include dry mouth, lethargy, and nausea.

Before buying CBD hash or CBD skunk, speak with your doctor, especially if you are using any other drugs.

Ultimately, the best method to determine which product is appropriate for you is to consult with your doctor or an expert healthcare professional.

Be sure to do your due diligence on cannabis rules and regulations before purchasing any hemp product to stay safe and keep on the right side of the law. 


This article is independently written by a third party, and does not necessarily reflect the views or legal opinions of HempHash

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