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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Big Concerns About THC Dabbing

It is safe to say that there is no shortage in ways to get high from THC, the active ingredient in marijuana that causes euphoria. With more relaxed views about the drug emerging in states across the country, people are being exposed to a variety of new methods for getting high. One of those ways is known as “dabbing,” a waxy or solid marijuana concentrate that is much more potent than the traditional leafy material that users smoke. New research suggests that the production of dabs requires butane gas, which has resulted in number of fires and explosions, HealthDay reports.

"Given the amount of butane that can build up during this process, these individuals should be worried about any spark from any source," said study lead author John Stogner, an assistant professor of criminology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. "There's a big danger of fire even if they aren't using some sort of heating device."

A number of people who have engaged in making dabs have suffered serious burns. Another concern regarding this method is the potency of the THC concentrate. The study authors found that the THC concentration of dabs can approach 80 percent, more than double the concentration of typical marijuana.

“We know that it is more potent than smoking marijuana,” Heather Senior, Parent Support Network Manager for the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, told HealthDay. “You don’t know what concentrate you’re going to be getting. It’s going to be a much higher dose, and kids might not be used to that.”

The study findings were published in Pediatrics.

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