Description: Substance resembling tea leaves, varying from pale green to brown
Street Names: Mary, Pot, Mary Jane, Grass, Weed, Green
Most Commonly Cited Effects: Loss of inhibitions, relaxation, reduction of anxiety, hilarity, fatigue, drowsiness due to the THC 1 level (between 5% and 15%)
Methods of Use : Cannabis can be smoked in a joint, pipe, bong or with hotknives. It can also be injested by using it in various recipes such as brownie
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Description: Substance varying from soft to very hard in consistency; light brown to black in colour
Street Names: Hash, Resin, Brown
Category: Perception-distorting (Substance that alters sensory perception. It causes changes in user’s mood, thoughts and consciousness.)
Most Commonly Cited Effects: Same effects as marijuana, but more intense due to the THC 1 level (variable, can go up to 35%)
Methods of Use: It can be ground up into tiny balls, then rolled in a joint with weed or tobacco(or both) You can also smoke it out of a pipe, bong or use hotknives
Cannabis (Hash Oil)
Description: Thick liquid substance; yellow, orangy yellow, dark brown, or black in colour
Street Names: Oil, Honey Oil, Liquid Hash
Most Commonly Cited Effects: Same effects as marihuana, but much more pronounced due to the THC 1 level (between 10% and 50%)
Smoking Methods : Hash oil is commonly smoked by spreading an even layer of it on a rolling paper, and then rolling a joint filled with either weed or tobacco (or both mixed together).
A small matchhead sized drop of oil can also be melted onto the tip of a burning cigarette..you then inhale the thick smoke coming from the cherry. For this method use a paperclip or thin nail to pick up the gob of oil
The crystals that contain T.H.C. from a marijuana cannabis plant. Kief or crystals when seperated from the marijuana (leaf, stem, flower buds) resembles a yellow powder. Very few people sell or buy kief . Kief is what accumulates in a grinder with a screen. It can be smoked the same ways as cannabis and hash.
Kief or crystals can be compressed, heated and rolled to create hash / hashish. If smoked in powder form the user will experince a more intense high then regular marijuana. If smoked in hash form the user will experince a more mellow body high
The pipe residue contains THC and other cannabinoids, solid particles such as ash and pyrolitic compounds found in smoke. It is a concentrate of everything you inhale and more, because of the large solid particles that stick to the viscous tar.
The general consensus is that this material is not good for you to smoke. That's because of the foul taste and the compounds that may be carcinogenic or mutagenic created by the burn. They are collected and concentrated in the residue.
I wouldn't go that far. When you smoke a pipe you are inhaling the very same compounds. It's sort of like smoking a roach joint. I don't know if it makes a difference that both the compounds and the THC is concentrated in pipe residue. It takes less of the concentrate to get high.
One way of reducing the amount of ash and other impurities in the pipe resin is to soak it in warm water. The resin loses much of its odor and it looks like some of the ash falls out, too. For best results, press the resin into a thin sheet so that there is more surface-to-mass and more of the resin comes in contact with the water.
I'm not advocating using bong resin, but I know that sometimes there is nothing left and you're down to the proverbial stems and seeds and bong resin. Consider my suggestions a harm reduction strategy. If you have to use the resin, clean it up.
Soapbar (AKA Cheap Hash)
Soapbar (it's called "soap" because a 250g bar is shaped like a bar of soap) is perhaps the most common type of hash in the UK and it is often the most polluted.
Now, not all soap is bad of course, but some certainly is. At worst there may only be a tiny amount of low grade hash mixed with some very strange stuff such as : Beeswax, turpentine, milk powder, ketamine, boot polish, henna, pine resin, aspirin, animal turds, ground coffee, barbiturates, glues and dyes plus carcinogenic solvents such as Toluene and Benzene
Needless to say, it's recommended to avoid this stuff at all costs
Grit Weed (Contaminated Cannabis)
WARNING: There has been a flurry of bad marijuana across Europe and Wales. Some commercial grower have taken it upon themselves to add a sandy, glassy, oily substance to their commercial marijuana. Coined "Grit Weed" because of the nature of the texture and the unknown actual ingredients... it was apparently used to add weight to the harvested marijuana. There is no doubt that this is harmful to humans and not natural at all.
Do not buy, do not smoke, warn others. Check your stash! Look for more crystals than are normal, look for a coating like frosted flakes have on them. You can look at it closely and tell if your weed has been coated or altered.
To test for contamination: Lick your fingers and then press them lightly on the buds... lick your fingers again and if they are gritty like sand then it is likely contaminated. Rub it onto a CD, if it scratches it's grit weed.
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