| Posted on Tue, January, 6th 2015 by THCFinder
For those who may possibly live under a rock, dabs are a concentrated form of marijuana that can sometimes leave a user rocked. Seasoned smokers love dabs. They hit hard and last a long time. Their discreet odor and small amounts make them easy to transport and ingest sneakily, regardless of where you are. In Bangor, Maine, where medical marijuana laws changed to allow concentrated cannabis, dabs are gaining an extremely large amount of popularity in the medical marijuana community.
Since the explosion of e-cigarettes, the use of concentrated cannabis product has been on the rise. Since smoking them is so easy to conceal, people have been adding cannabis oil to their e-cigarettes, giving them an easy and portable way to get high. But while stoners are excited about the long lasting euphoria that comes with the concentrated product, law enforcement is worried about the effect that it might have on the people of Maine.
“Like methamphetamine labs, the production of the hash oil using this process can be extremely hazardous due to the chance of fire or explosion,” said Peter Arno, the northern commander of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. “The butane honey oil process produces a hash oil which can have extremely high THC content… If/when we run in to one of these types of extraction labs, MDEA’s lab team will respond in a similar fashion to meth labs.” While Arno has a point that the extraction process is dangerous, it isn’t completely fair to say that cannabis is comparable to meth. The extraction process can be dangerous and should only be done by professionals who know what they’re doing but comparing the two substances is just slightly unfair.
Even advocates of marijuana are voicing concern for those who aren’t experienced in the marijuana world. “Because it is more potent, there is more of a public health issue,” said Paul McCarrier, a former spokesman for Caregivers of Maine. “Concentrates are much stronger than leaf marijuana and new users should take note.” McCarrier now leads the Legalize Maine public action committee, a group working towards legalizing recreational marijuana statewide.
Concentrated cannabis holds large benefits for patients using medical marijuana. If people continue to act blindly and create their own products, therefore resulting in negative consequences, the possibility of concentrates being eliminated from the marijuana industry becomes larger. San Jose, California recently banned the sale of concentrates after fear of the negative effects got the best of people. In short, it is best to leave production of cannabis concentrate to the people who genuinely know what they’re doing