So, you want to give CBD hash a try? If you’re unfamiliar with this type of product, first you must know that it differs from more commercially popular hemp products in a number of ways. For one thing, it contains plant material, unlike products that are made with hemp extracts, such as tinctures and vape oils. Secondly, it has not been decarboxylated, which means that it needs to have heat applied to it in order for those compounds to be considered activated.
Now that we’ve gotten all of that out of the way, let’s talk about what you need to know before you go shopping for CBD hash. Like all CBD products, CBD hash can vary in terms of quality, potency, price and more. This guide will ensure that you get the best product for your needs.
Factor #1: Verification that the Hash is Legit and Pure
As we already know with the CBD market, there’s a lack of regulation as it stands, meaning that you don’t always know what you’re going to get when buying a hemp product, whether it be a CBD oral tincture or CBD hash. This is why it’s important to find methods for verifying that the product you’re about to purchase is both legitimate and free of impurities. Like all CBD brands, companies that make CBD hash should post some sort of third-party lab results that verify that the product is high in quality and as pure as possible. So, look for this information before making a purchase. If you can’t find this information on a company’s website, call them and ask.
Factor #2: The Ideal Concentration of CBD
CBD hash can be made from a wide variety of hemp strains, but each CBD hash product should clearly state the percentage of actual CBD that’s in the hash, as most of us are buying hash mostly for the CBD itself. So, make sure that you take this into consideration. Remember that CBD is just one of the many compounds found in hemp. It’s the most abundant compound native to the plant, although the plant is naturally rich in other cannabinoids as well as flavonoids and terpenes, two categories of plant compounds with their own unique properties.
Factor #3: Whether or Not It’s Derived from Hemp
One thing that you have to be extra sure of is that the hash you’re purchasing comes from the industrial hemp plant. Remember that both hemp and marijuana belong to the cannabis family, and while hemp is federally legal, marijuana is not. Therefore, hash that comes from the marijuana plant is not legal to buy or consume unless you live in a state in which the law says otherwise.
Hemp is legal because it contains 0.3 percent or less THC, the psychoactive compound that exists in a higher volume in marijuana. This means that hemp-derived hash will not get you high. CBD also exists in the marijuana plant, which is why the labels can be misleading at times. Check to make sure your hash comes from hemp, and you’ll be good to go.
Factor #4: That Price is Right
Of course, you want to make sure that you’re paying the proper amount for your CBD hash. Needless to say, you don’t want to buy a CBD hash product that’s way beyond your budget, so it’s a good idea to do some research to compare prices. This will give you an idea of what hemp hash is supposed to cost. Also, you may wish to avoid CBD hash that’s extremely low in price, as this may indicate an inferior quality. After all, if it’s priced that low, does it contain as much of the important hemp compounds as the other products that are on the market?
Factor #5: A Lack of Unnecessary Additives
You want to read the label thoroughly to make sure that your CBD hash is free of filler ingredients and unnecessary additives. CBD hash should be a relatively pure product, unless it’s flavored, in which case it will contain flavoring ingredients. You don’t want to see that hemp is low on the list of ingredients, as this implies that you’re getting a product that is not very potent. Sadly, a lot of companies make hash-like products containing very little hemp plant material and are able to call it CBD hash due to the loose regulations within the industry for the time-being. A label is required, however, to indicate the ingredients.
Bottom Line, Not All CBD Hash Products are Created Equally
Knowing how to choose the right product can make all of the difference in terms of whether or not you end up with the desired experience. Keep these tips in mind when properly selecting CBD hash in order to get the most out of your hemp usage.
Joshua Willard (Freelance CBD Content Writer/Editor)
*These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration (FDA). These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.