About a year ago EPIC dedicated an alert to synthetic drugs which are openly sold under the guise of bath salts. This alert focuses on a new mixture of marijuana and butane that delivers a significantly higher concentrate of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) ─ the psychoactive part of the cannabis plant. The end product is known by many names including dab, BHO (butane honey oil), earwax, wax, hash oil and budder.
Dab is manufactured by forcing butane through tightly packed marijuana leaves and stems to create a compound higher in THC. Once 'cooked' it can be inhaled, smoked or ingested; the experience is called dabbing. Rolling Stone refers to the high as "cosmically baked". This is, of course, appealing to a subset of the population....
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