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The Difference between CBD weed and CBD hash

Published: 18.04.2023 (Updated: 21.07.2023)
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Dr. Harald Stephan
Dr. rer. medic. Harald Stephan
Health expert


Hashish (hash) and marijuana (grass) are two completely different forms of cannabis and thus have different effects and areas of application.

Hashish was the most popular form of cannabis consumption for a very long time. Cannabis in the form of dried flowers from the cannabis plant, i.e. as marijuana (grass), only became popular in the 20th century. Until then, people mainly enjoyed cannabis in the form of hashish.

Generally, hashish is a concentrated form of the plant, while CBD weed is the "unconcentrated" (pure) form in flowers.

Of course, there are a number of differences between the various forms of CBD hash and CBD weed. For both weed and hash, a lot depends on the specific cannabis strains used to make it.

But how does CBD hash actually differ from CBD weed? The following article will explain this topic.


First of all, we should look at what CBD hash and CBD weed have in common. Both forms are derived from the cannabis plant. Marijuana is the name given to the flowers of the female cannabis plant.

For the production of CBD weed, the flower buds are harvested while the cannabis plant is in full bloom. The flowers are then hung up to dry. After a drying process that can take up to a week, the dried flowers are ready in ground form to be smoked, for example.

In contrast, the production of CBD hashish looks completely different from the production of CBD weed. To get hashish, the marijuana is processed after picking. For the production of hashish, the resin is traditionally extracted from the flowers primarily by mechanical separation. This is done either by drying and sieving (dry sieving) before moulding and pressing into blocks, or by rubbing the fresh plant with the hands so that the resin adheres to the skin. This resin is pressed into the shape of compacted balls or even bricks "bricks". The small pieces are then divided and smoked, cooked, eaten or vaporised.

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In general, hashish is stronger than "normal" marijuana in terms of effect, but this does not apply to all varieties of CBD hash, as there are also some inferior varieties. Unfortunately, these CBD hashish varieties are sometimes even mixed with extender material in order to achieve a higher weight. Afterwards, the product is then sold at a high price, although this has already been contaminated with inferior materials.

General effects, properties and differences of CBD hash and CBD weed

The effects of CBD hash are usually stronger than those of dried CBD, which is due to the higher CBD content of the product. The vaporisation of CBD hash is slightly different. Hash is vaporised at higher degrees than CBD dried. The taste and quality of the vapour will also feel the difference. Vaporised hash produces significantly more vapour.

It is worth starting with dried CBD weed, which is slightly milder than the highly concentrated CBD hash. CBD weed is available in many varieties and the CBD content is often slightly lower here, making it the better option to start with. CBD hash is more for the experienced and for all connoisseurs of CBD products.

The biggest advantage of CBD indica or sativa strains is that they tend to have a more physical effect.

In the table below we have summarised the differences between CBD weed and CBD hash:

Marijuana (grass)

Appearance dried female inflorescences
Effect milder effect
Form dried flowers
Odour and taste herbaceous, fresh, sometimes with citrus notes

Hashish (hashish)

Appearance pressed resin
Effect stronger effect
Shape (usually wrapped in plastic) blocks / plates or balls
Odour and taste strong, spicy

Effect and characteristics of indica CBD hash & CBD weed

Indica varieties of CBD weed and CBD hash usually have a strong, sweet or sour smell and provide a strong relaxation that can relieve general anxiety, pain and sleep disorders.

Effects and properties of Sativa CBD hash & CBD weed

The genus Cannabis Sativa, on the other hand, is known for its numerous health properties, among other things. These properties have been studied by the medical world for a long time. Many studies also report that the sativa strains of cannabis can be helpful in treating certain cancers and drug-resistant epilepsy.

Probably the best known properties of sativa CBD are:

  • Pain relief, including chronic pain,
  • stress relief,
  • anti-anxiety effects,
  • stimulation of the appetite,
  • improvement of sleep quality,
  • alleviation of nervous tension,
  • positive effects on the cardiovascular system,
  • possible use in the treatment of, among others, cancer and drug-resistant epilepsy.

Conclusion of the differences between CBD hash & CBD weed

CBD hash is definitely worth a closer look. Not exclusively for its higher cannabidiol content, but also for its rich profile of terpenes, which gives each CBD hash its unique and distinctive aroma.

Ultimately, the biggest difference between CBD hash and CBD weed is mainly the taste between these two forms of cannabis. Weed often has a fresh and sometimes fruity flavour with aromas, while hashish has more of a spicy and warm aroma.

When it comes to consumption, hashish and weed can be used in a similar way. Both forms of cannabis can in principle be smoked, vaporised or used in food.

In summary, the decision whether one prefers CBD-grass or CBD-hash remains with the consumer himself. Every person is different and also has different needs. It is best to try out for yourself which of the two forms is closer to you.

Dr. Harald Stephan
Dr. rer. medic. Harald Stephan
Graduate Biologist, Medical Information Processing Officer and Doctor of Health Sciences
About the author

After studying in Saarbrücken, Dr Harald Stephan worked in research and teaching at the Universities of Marburg and Bochum as well as at the University Hospital in Essen before becoming a self-employed publicist in 2016. He sees acquiring and passing on knowledge as his life's work.

In addition to his publications on cell biology and tumour research in renowned specialist journals, hundreds of his articles on health topics can be found on the internet. In them, he explains the causes of diseases, laboratory values, diagnoses as well as traditional and novel therapy options.