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Hemp-Based Hash and Rosin: Will They Be a New Thing?

Written by Asia Mayfield

Cannabis connoisseurs are already familiar with hash and rosin. These solventless concentrates are available at legal dispensaries across the U.S. Now, the thriving CBD industry is introducing the same pleasures to the rest of the population. Hemp-based hash and rosin allow consumers to experiment with these substances without getting intoxicated.

There are two ways to procure CBD-rich hash and rosin. You can order it from a third party, or, if you have access to high-quality hemp, you can make your own.

The Law

The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill dramatically altered the hemp industry. It’s now legal to cultivate and transport hemp across state lines as long it does not exceed 0.3% delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Hemp producers have more freedom than cannabis growers whose operations are still restricted to certain states.

For example, you can now purchase hemp-based CBD hash and rosin online. One of the advantages of doing this is that you don’t have to live in a state with a legal cannabis program. One of the disadvantages, however, is that you won’t be able to sample the product before you buy it. Reputable companies test their products to verify cannabinoid content and lack of contamination, and they should provide the certificates of analysis on their websites, or available as QR (quick response) codes on product labels.

Make Your Own

When you’re making your own CBD rosin or hash, you can use legal hemp flower. However, because the cannabinoids will be concentrated into the oil, it’s possible that the final product will contain more than 0.3% THC. You need to be aware of this if you’re trying to monitor your THC intake or if you plan on traveling with your concentrate.

Creating your own rosin or hash is easy once you have a supply of hemp flower.

CBD-based concentrates could eventually overtake their THC-laden counterparts in popularity, given the droves of companies looking to add CBD into existing product lines. These products could potentially be used by children and other swaths of the population who are THC-sensitive.

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Asia Mayfield

Asia Mayfield is a freelance writer who focuses on the cannabis industry. She can be reached at [email protected]