Types of Hash

Guide to the Different Types of Hashish

Produced in various regions throughout the globe, various types of hash can be found on six continents, a good portion of which produced in Morocco and the Middle East . The different types of hash differ in look, effect, THC content & the way in which it was produced. Most types of hashish that are mass-produced usually contain 3% - 8% THC content and, below, I will discuss the most famous types of hash in the World.

Afghani Hash:

This type of hash is produced in nearly every corner of Afghanistan, with large-scale production of it being concentrated in the northern Afghani provinces between the Hindu Kush valleys and its border with Russia. The plants used to prepare this type of hash are short, bushy indicas, and this particular type of hashish is hand-pressed with a small quantity of water.

Afghani hash usually smells and tastes very spicy. It produces a very physical and narcotic high, and if it is of quality, it will have a soft, malleable consistency.  It is a pretty potent type of hash with the average THC content being about 5%. Second only to Moroccan, Afghani hash is the type of hash that is most widely sold throughout Europe.

Indian Charas Hash:

Indian Charas, like most other types of hash found within India, is produced by carefully rubbing female buds between the hands. The collected resin is then rolled into the famous Indian Charas hash, a kind of hash that is black on the outside and dark green or brown in the inside. It carries a distinctive, spicy aroma with a taste that matches.

This type of hash has a very soft consistency and has an average THC content of 15 percent, an extremely high number for a mass-produced Third World product. Outside of India, this strain of hash is extremely rare, with most of it being trafficked in small quantities by foreign backpackers. The price for Indian Charas is very high in other places and the chances of ever seeing this hash type are very low.

Lebanese Hash:

Although hash-making in Lebanon dates back for many centuries, a lot of Lebanese hash nowadays utilizes modern machinery for its cannabis cultivation. Mostly produced in the Baalbek valley, this type of hash is made with extremely dried-out plants that are dry-sieved over fine silk cloth, the resulting powder then pressed together. There are two basic types of this hash, Yellow-Lebanese and Red-Lebanese. Red-Lebanese takes a redder color simply because its processed with riper plants.

Like most fine hash, the taste and smell of this type of hash is very pungent and spicy, but harsher than a lot of other hash types. The potency is somewhat lacking, with various types of Lebanese hash ranging from 1% to 18% in THC content. Although Lebanese is the third most common type of hashish sold in Europe, it is still deemed entirely rare, especially the better quality kinds. This type of hash is expected to rise in numbers due to U.N. crop substitution programs having their funds cut, forcing Lebanese farmers to find more traditional ways of making a living.

Moroccan Hash:

Tens of thousands of acres of cannabis are cultivated in the northern province of Ketama in Morocco every year, producing some 15,000 tons of this type of hash. Although a small portion of it may sometimes appear greenish, classic Moroccan is usually brown in color and not very malleable. It has a light smell, not too spicy, while this type of hash also carries a mild taste.

Compared to other types of hashish, this one is fairly soft on the throat and produces an active, cerebral high. This kind of hash is not very strong, though, as the best of it only weighing in with a 10% THC content. It is sold under a variety of names, from Pollen to Chocolate, and is by far the most common type of hash in the World. 

Above, I have detailed the four most common types of hash found  throughout the Globe, with production centralized in poor, rural areas, and with most of it being throughout Europe and Asia. These four different types of hash are all unique with one common goal.