Ethanol (also called ethyl alcohol, grain alcohol, drinking alcohol, or simply alcohol) is an organic chemical compound. Ethanol is a volatile, flammable, colorless liquid with a characteristic wine-like odor and pungent taste. It is a psychoactive drug, recreational drug, and the active ingredient in alcoholic drinks.

For cannabis, ethanol is used as a chemical solvent and in the synthesis of organic compounds, specifically in creating hash oil or concentrates.

Ethanol or rubbing alcohol can be used to clean cannabis resin and oils from surfaces.