1. Kif is a Moroccan term for the juvenile or seeded flowering tops of the female cannabis plant. 2. Kif also refers, in the West, to the resin glands (trichomes) of the cannabis bud, which are extracted from loose dry cannabis buds through a process of sieving. Kif is thus a highly concentrated form of active cannabis ingredients. It is usually pressed or baked into blocks, which are then referred to as hashish (see previous entry). 3. Kif is, through linguistic drift, also a general term for cannabis or hashish, or the use of same, in the Arabic-speaking Middle East.
The Arabic word ??? kayf, meaning ‘pleasure’.