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Hashish is defined as a purified resin prepared from the flowering tops of the female cannabis plant and smoked or chewed as a narcotic or an intoxicant.

Hashish is a drug that consists of the THC-rich resinous material that comes from the cannabis plant. The process of creating hashish is you first collect it, then dry it, and finally compress it into a variety of forms; like balls, cakes, or cookie-like sheets. The pieces are then broken off and placed in pipes and smoked. The main source of Hash comes from the Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
Hashish has an average of 2 to 8 percent of THC and can contain as much as 20 percent THC.
Studies show that normal development of a baby may be adversely affected by heavy use of marijuana by the mother during pregnancy.
The Middle East still today remains the primary source of hashish worldwide.
 
Short-term effects of Hash:
  • Muscular in-coordination
  • slurred speech
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • and reddening of the eyes
  • impaired concentration
  • short-term memory is impaired
  • driving ability becomes impaired while under the influence
  • poor stability
  • unbalanced
  • the ability to process information and judgement are all markedly impaired.
  • user feels calm and relaxed.
  • giddy
  • talkative.
  • sensory perception is enhanced; colors brighter, sounds are more defined.
  • Appetite is increased
  • Reaction time becomes slower
  • pulse rate and pupil size is increased.
  • Sense of time and space is distorted.
  • Some user withdraw, or experience fearfulness, spontaneous laughter, anxiety, depression
  • Users experience hallucinogens, paranoia and panic reactions with larger doses and symptoms worsen in persons with psychiatric disorders, particularly schizophrenia.

Long-term effects:

  • Increased risk of cancers, of the oral cavity, pharynx, and esophagus.
  • Respiratory system damaged by smoking.
  • Disruption in menstrual cycle
  • Decreased sperm count
  • possibilities of congenital abnormalities.

Psychological effects:

  • panic reactions
  • psychosis
  • motivational syndrome
  • diminished drive
  • lessened ambition
  • decreased motivation.
  • Impaired educational attainment and significant adjustment problems.

 

 

 

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