Hashish is a type of concentration of cannabis. It is obtained from the loose cannabis trichomes, usually called resin or kief.
THC is tetrahydrocannabinol, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or dronabinol. It is the main psychoactive compound inside cannabis plants and is what causes their famous effects.
The relationship between THC and hashish is very important because it is considerably higher than the concentration found in cannabis in general.
Percentage of THC in hashish
Usually, marijuana can naturally contain between 6% and 14% of THC in its composition.
In the case of hashish, this percentage is higher, although it also depends a lot on the variety we are talking about. It is not the same in ordinary hashish as in Kifi.
At minimum values, the THC present in hashish can be 15%. After that, it can usually rise to a maximum of 30%.
In other compositions, such as hashish oil, up to 65% THC can be distilled. There are even extracts that can reach a concentration of 90%.
What is considered a high percentage of THC?
As a general rule, the percentage of THC in hashish is always considered higher than in cannabis. However, this doesn’t mean that it is necessary to reach a concentration of 30% to speak of limit values.
Several studies have tried to find out the relationship between THC percentage and the quality of cannabis, but there isn’t a direct link. Those varieties that are considered to be of high quality generally don’t exceed 17% of THC in their composition.
In fact, varieties with a lower percentage (even 14%), are more popular and consumed, as other values are prioritised.
When it comes to the effects, this can vary considerably depending on the consumer. For those more experienced, a 20% THC may not be too intense, while for beginners a plant with 10% THC may offer too high effects.
.For those ‘veteran’ consumers who already know all the 420 products by heart, we should tell them that the variety of cannabis with the highest natural concentration of THC is 29%, although there are also others with 26% that have nothing to envy.
However, the difference with hashish is obvious, something that also affects the final taste of the product. This explains why many consumers of this variety are not usually in favour of smoking cannabis and vice versa.
In any case, what must be clear is that THC tolerance depends on both the personal characteristics of the consumer, as well as on the potential of the cannabis or hashish variety chosen, and the way it is consumed.