When making Lebanese hash, growers leave plants on the field until they have nearly dried, at which time they will be a reddish-brown colour. They are then harvested and brought to a barn, where they are hung and dried much like tobacco. Dried buds are rubbed over a fine silk cloth, producing a powder that is stored inside plastic bags, where it is “aged” until winter. In winter, it is pressed (normally by hand) into 100g, 200g or 1000g slabs. These slabs are either yellow (Yellow Lebanese Hash) or reddish-brown (Red Lebanese Hash). Some Lebanese hash is also sold with the family stem.
Hash may be smoked in pipes, vaporizers or in joints mixed with tobacco, and it can also be consumed by eating. Holding smoke in your lungs will not intensify the effects. Almost all of the THC in hashish is absorbed within the first few seconds, in which case holding in smoke will do little to provide a greater high.