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hashish (hăsh´ēsh, –Ĭsh), resin extracted from the flower clusters and top leaves of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa, and C. indica. Hashish, called charas in India, is the most potent grade of cannabis and is obtained from cultivated plants grown in hot, moist climates. Marijuana, a cheaper and less potent substance, is usually obtained from the cut tops of plants grown in cooler climates. Like marijuana, hashish is usually smoked, but in a pipe or water pipe; in N Africa it is also eaten. Hash oil is an extract of hashish that can be smoked or added to the tobacco in a cigarette. Hashish is an intoxicant, producing euphoria and exaggerations of sensations. It is an illegal substance in the United States with no accepted medical use. Like marijuana, its active ingredient is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

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hashish Resin obtained from the flowering tops of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa and used as a psychotropic drug. When smoked or eaten it generally induces heady sensations and often a feeling of detachment. It is not considered addictive. Possession of the drug is illegal in the UK and the USA. See also cannabis; marijuana

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hash·ish / ˈhaˌshēsh/ • n. an extract of the cannabis plant, containing concentrations of the psychoactive resins.

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hashish XVI. — Arab. ḥašīš dry herb, hay, hashish.

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hashish (hash-eesh) n. see cannabis.

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hashish See CANNABIS.

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hashishbabiche, Dalglish, fiche, Laois, leash, niche, nouveau riche, pastiche, quiche, Rajneesh, schottische •microfiche • corniche • hashish •baksheesh

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