The word “hashish” has its roots in the Arabic language and roughly translates to mean “grass.” Hashish use was first documented around AD 900, although some historians believe it existed long before that time. Hash was smoked for centuries for recreational use and also used in medical marijuana applications in countries such as Lebanon, Afghanistan, India, Iran, Morocco, and Pakistan.
Interestingly, French Emperor Napoleon and his army encountered hashish after their invasion of Egypt and introduced it to western culture. In the years following its introduction, the European medical community used hashish extensively for research purposes. This research ultimately led to highly innovative extraction methods and the refinement of cannabis-infused products.
Today’s hashish offers extremely high potency in the range of 30 to 60 percent cannabinoids. Depending on the strain of cannabis, hashish can be produced that is high in THC or CBD or a combination of both. CBG and delta-8 THC-infused hash is also available.