hashish

noun
hash·​ish | \ ˈha-ˌshēsh How to pronounce hashish (audio) , ha-ˈshēsh How to pronounce hashish (audio) \

Definition of hashish

: the concentrated resin from the flowering tops of female hemp plants (Cannabis sativa or C. indica) that is smoked, chewed, or drunk for its intoxicating effect

called also charas, hash

— compare bhang, marijuana

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In October 2018, Emory was arrested and indicted in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas on three charges of trafficking hashish and marijuana. Benjamin Peters, cleveland.com, "Federal authorities want to seize $100,000 from Maple Heights man accused of trafficking cocaine," 5 June 2019 These and other artists established on the premises a singular club, whose membered met to eat green hashish jam and dream strange dreams. Bruce Dale, National Geographic, "Adored, neglected, and restored: A 1968 Nat Geo feature explored Notre Dame," 17 Apr. 2019 Lebanon’s parliament speaker, Nabih Berri, said his office is considering whether to legalize hashish to raise tax revenue for the country. Philip Issa, The Seattle Times, "8 killed in raid on drug kingpin in Lebanon," 23 July 2018 The stuffy room smells of hashish and gas from a small heater. Maija Liuhto, Longreads, "A Music So Beautiful the Birds Fell from the Trees," 28 June 2018 Sammy Shehata was arrested on drug possession charges after deputies found 7 grams of marijuana and 11 grams of hashish. Lisa Maria Garza, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Former Orange deputy pleads guilty to stealing cash, credit cards from drug suspect, court records show," 11 July 2018 The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled that medical cannabis extracts, also called hashish, do not fall under the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act and can no longer be sold in dispensaries. Lauren Castle, azcentral, "Arizona court rules hashish illegal under medical marijuana law," 29 June 2018 Smoke rises from their midst and the heady smell of hashish wafts all the way to the street outside the gates. Maija Liuhto, Longreads, "A Music So Beautiful the Birds Fell from the Trees," 28 June 2018 Police had raided shops in the Banayee neighborhood on Wednesday on suspicion that their owners were selling illicit substances including alcohol and hashish, said Najib Danish, a spokesman for Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry. Max Bearak, Washington Post, "Suicide bombing kills at least 20 in Kabul, including 16 police officers," 5 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of hashish

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hashish

Arabic ḥashīsh

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hashish

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hashish

: an illegal drug that comes from the hemp plant and that is usually smoked or chewed

hashish

noun
hash·​ish | \ ˈhash-ˌēsh How to pronounce hashish (audio) , ha-ˈshēsh How to pronounce hashish (audio) \

Medical Definition of hashish

: the concentrated resin from the flowering tops of the female hemp plant of the genus Cannabis (C. sativa) that is smoked, chewed, or drunk for its intoxicating effect

called also charas, hash

— compare bhang sense 2, marijuana sense 1

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