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Potent drug gaining popularity

Potent Drug Gaining Popularity

A powerful drug is gaining popularity across the U.S. and while one state is embracing it, many drug enforcement officials aren't. It's popularly known as "wax" and it looks a lot like it. It's a concentrated form of marijuana that is said to pack a potent punch because it contains a high level of THC - about the equivalent of smoking 15 to 20 joints.

An officer told WAGA, "It's just an extra kick. It gets 'em higher and it gets 'em higher faster."

Colorado marijuana shops are embracing the newly legal cannabis. Supporters say it helps manage pain and curb addictions to harmful substances like alcohol and prescription drugs.

But other states that have seen a rise in the drug, like California and Georgia, aren't as thrilled. A DEA officer in San Diego says officials have seen it cause brain damage and an onset of psychosis...though no data has been provided to support either side's claims.

But most people seem to agree the drug is dangerous to make. Another popular name it goes by is BHO - butane hash oil. Butane is highly flammable and small sparks can cause dangerous explosions.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency issued a nationwide warning to authorities in February about the rise in hash oil and the risk of explosions.

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Eric August 18 2014 at 9:55 AM

Whiskey is equally stronger than beer, which means you use a lot less of it. Same thing here. You wouldn't actually use enough to equal 15 to 20 joints, and if you did you're a complete idiot to which no warning were going to make any difference.

It's hash oil and made with butane but the end product does not explode, is not volitile and no more dangerous than olive oil inso far as physical danger.

It's a drug, it has it's bad side. But stupid people will find a way to misuse such things, as they always have. People take too much aspirin, drive too fast, leave kids in hot cars, etc. This is just another one of those things people will screw up.

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richardschurman August 18 2014 at 10:49 AM

More lies and propaganda from the anti-cannabis/pro-alcohol crowd. The main reason cannabis is becoming more popular and legal is that it is a fact that it is far safer to consume than alcohol which is a poison to your liver, cause more deaths than any other environmental factor, and is an oligarchy with stong political backing that are responsible for trying to suppress and oppress cannabis because they know the benefits and that it is safe. Start telling the truth about big alcohol and big pharma - maybe then these sources will have a modicum of credibility - until then just go phuq yourself.

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Donald August 18 2014 at 10:11 AM

This is propaganda, no data means all these claims are baseless. Smoke all you want you can only get so high then your just wasting your stash.

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BYRONI August 18 2014 at 10:39 AM

here in Iowa it's known as dabs, runs 150 bucks a gram and is great for back pain from severe spinal injury. Honestly people, THC isn't th devil or anything. ya some drugs, including perscription medications and even acetaminophen can cause a litany of problems both with the user and in the community as a whole, but seriously, thc isnt one of those substances. alcohol is worse, yet legal.

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cpalomine August 18 2014 at 10:46 AM

Not everyone using concentrates is a drug fueled moron. For many patients, using concentrates is the most effective way to medicate as smoking joints isn't an effective option. It's NOT ALWAYS about the THC or getting high. Cannabidiol aka CBD is non-pschoactive and a very effective treatment for many diseases. The synergy between CBD & THC is necessary for healing. FYI, when there is a higher percentage of CBD to THC it counteracts the psychoactive affects of the THC. Using a closed loop system or a CO2 extraction device are safe options used to extract the trichomes from the leaf matter. It's unfortunate that young people are getting into it but in reality it's safer than Everclear or 151 Rum. NO ONE has ever died from cannabis but the same cannot be said for alcohol.

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Judy cpalomine August 18 2014 at 9:27 PM

cpalomine ...How is a Newbie to know all that??? It has to be controlled just like any other drug.

I seen too much happen in the past years...young kids are dying all the time because they don't know what they're getting into...No lie...

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brianjchrist cpalomine August 18 2014 at 10:33 PM

No one has ever died from cannabis, really?!?!? "This week, two Denver deaths were linked to marijuana use, and while some details of the deaths have yet to emerge, they are the first ones on record to be associated with a once-illegal drug that Colorado voters legalized for recreational use, as of January 1, 2014. One man jumped to his death after consuming a large amount of marijuana contained in a cookie, and in the other case, a man allegedly shot and killed his wife after eating marijuana candy." AP

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croshatch brianjchrist August 19 2014 at 12:19 AM

Brian, I believe cpalomine was referring to alcohol poisoning which can result in death (from the consumption of a large amount of alcohol). I don't believe over consumption of weed can cause death. Suicide and murder are a different matter.

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SNATCH brianjchrist August 19 2014 at 2:04 AM

brian, do you really believe that those two cases you just mentioned were caused by the people using thc? crazy people do crazy things, im sure many people have committed suicide and murder while chewing gum yet I don't believe the gum had much to do with it

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toolmanoo7 August 18 2014 at 10:57 AM

The average person has no idea the wonders of Cannabis and things to come medically from the use of it.
Its Gods gift to mankind.
Really try it and see don't believe everything the Gov tells you

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SJ August 18 2014 at 11:01 AM

What ignorant Propaganda. Complete fear mongering. Yes, wax and hash have been big here in CO for the past three years or so. Its great because its discreet in smell and size. Its also better for you, when you smoke plant, you not only get the THC, but rest of the plant matter. You are inhaling more carbon than necessary. When you buy the wax, the reason it is so potent, is because they remove the planet matter around it. It is strictly THC. You can’t even smoke it with a regular pipe, you have to use the hash pen, which vaporizes and burns it so slowly and with so much control, it’s the same amount of THC per hit. Fun fact about the vaporizing process, when done with the flower, it heats the bud enough to only activate the THC and save the smoker from the plant matter as well. They are aiming to make it healthier and the fear mongers are using the changes for their ignorant attacks, hoping the public are stupid enough to buy into it. If its not for you, don't do it, but dont be fools.

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toolmanoo7 August 18 2014 at 10:55 AM

Once again The Big Phaem/Companies don.t want the Good info about Cannabis getting out and hurting their Billion dollars sales every year.

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kimcrdr August 18 2014 at 10:26 AM

that just looks disgusting to me, I will just be glad when people will start harping on all the people that are killed by drunk drivers!

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Marquita kimcrdr August 18 2014 at 10:39 AM

Or killed by texting drivers.

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soundandscreen Marquita August 18 2014 at 2:49 PM

Yes indeed; amongst the most dangerous products on this planet are the "High-tech Devices and Social Media that pull our youth further and further from "reality". Imagine the incredible level of "addiction" to texting, that allows a reasonable (middle class mostly) human being to endanger their lives to initiate or respond so illadvisability, rather than wait until they're not amongst two ton vehicles going 25-75 mph. It defies any attempt to rationalize. Talk about an epidemic --- now that's an epidemic.

I'm a huge believer in the communication value of Texting... but NOT addicted to it so much as to literally *Risk My Life*...........

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BRUCE August 18 2014 at 10:18 AM

Amazing the dangerous lengths people will go to just to escape reality for a few a little while.

"I've been in my mind, it's such a fine mind..."
-Niel Young

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