Hysterical Media Dub Dabs "The Crack of Marijuana"
Category: News | Posted on Thu, October, 17th 2013 by THCFinder
No article I have written generated as much controversy as one I originally entitled “The Danger of Dabs” (reprinted in HIGH TIMES May 2012 issue as “The Dawn of the Dab”). My thesis was “The danger of dabs isn’t so much physical as it is a public relations nightmare.” A theme that has developed from just a few news reports reveals how the media are framing butane hash oil as the latest dangerous drug endangering our teenagers.
ABC15 in Phoenix ran a story on a Monday entitled “‘Dabbing’ the new drug of choice for teens?“. Following a brief explanation of what “butane hash oil” is without ever mentioning it is essentially marijuana, the bulk of the story features Shane Watson, a rehab counselor and recovering addict explaining how awful his life became because of BHO. The story even warns parents what to look for if their child is “making ‘dab’” without mentioning the marijuana needed to make it. The entire construction of the article is to separate hash oil from marijuana conceptually, to paint “dab” as some different drug entirely.
By Tuesday, ABC2 in Baltimore, ABC7 in Denver, and ABC5 in Cleveland are re-airing the story. On Wednesday, ABC23 in Bakersfield and ABC10 in San Diego repeat the story. The “dab” aired all over the country as any ABC affiliate needing a sensational filler story out of Arizona played the footage.
By Thursday, the ABC15 story made leap into the internet media as a screen grab for a story “‘Dabbing:’ Dangerous New Drug Seized in Maryland” appearing in the Towson Patch. This story features the subtitle, “‘This is the crack of marijuana,’ one official quoted a user as saying of the concentrated butane hash oil.” The official, Sgt. Mike Conner of the Maryland State Police, goes on to say, “It’s so potent. It is dangerous. People claim you can’t overdose on marijuana. In fact, you can. It’s so strong, they are passing out.”
“The crack of marijuana” quote then gained traction when it was re-printed in the Baltimore News Journal on Saturday. Then, in a story called “The Best, Worst Marijuana in the World is Spreading Like Weeds” in the Fredricksburg Patch, “the crack of marijuana” quote is followed by a lead that read “A powerful, concentrated form of marijuana is quickly gaining popularity along the East Coast—but unlike typical marijuana, it may carry the risk of overdose.”
For reference, the story then cites California NORML’s Dale Gieringer writing in O’Shaughnessy’s (the journal of medical cannabis) that “increased use of BHO has led to an increase in hospitalizations for cannabis overdose.” And I can attest to the fact that I’ve never seen people pass out and get wheeled away on stretchers for smoking flowers like I have at events with dabs. There is also my own personal experience with a too-big dab that left me retching my guts all over a Los Angeles sidewalk.
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Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, October, 17th 2013 by THCFinder
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Joints Vs Blunts
Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, October, 17th 2013 by THCFinder
There's a huge difference between a joint and a blunt. While both are equally great, all stoners who like to smoke any kind of paper will have a preference. Each rolling medium can differ in size, weight, and shape. People take serious pride in their rolling skills, whether it's a joint or blunt. As always, there are pros and cons to each one but they both have benefits.
A joint can be rolled in a multitude of flavors. There are seriously so many different kinds of papers out there, it's difficult to even choose what to roll. If this is your problem, why not try mixing them? Using more than one paper will not only result in more flavors but you can pack more weed in to it. There's also the rolls of rolling paper that allow you to make footlong joints if that's what you desire. There are papers that look like cigarettes, clear papers, and organic papers. With so many options, a true stoner always has a stock of papers, whether they smoke lots of joints or not. The downside to the joint is that the bigger they get, the harder the are to roll. The papers are usually pretty flimsy so the person rolling has to be extremely delicate as to not rip the paper, rendering the joint un-smokeable. Some might argue that a joint doesn't hit as smoothly as a blunt. That is the opinion of the smoker, though, as some could argue the opposite.
Blunts are what people smoke in large groups. It's an easy way to use a little bit of weed and get really high. Blunts are the foundations of new friendships. The paper is thicker, which makes the roll easier and you can pack much more weed into a blunt. Again, they can come in all shapes and sizes. Being able to roll a perfect blunt is a coveted art in the stoner community. There are people able to roll blunts in the shape of names, animals, and geometric shapes. All of these creations are awesome AND smokeable. A negative of smoking blunts is that if they're not rolled properly, they can be extremely harsh. If the blunt or wrap that was used is bad, the blunt will also taste pretty awful. As with joints, blunt wraps come in flavors. Getting adventurous with wraps can be dangerous, especially if you spend time rolling a nice looking blunt just to realize that the wrap tastes terrible.
While blunts are the tougher of the two, joints and the many flavors they come in have my vote. From cupcake to cherry and everything in between. A blunt every once in a while is great but rolling up a cherry/cupcake/peppermint joint is a mouthwatering idea. Joints are smaller as well and easier to transport for someone on the go.
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