Warning: Marijuana called ‘wax’ posing new danger

Marijuana 'Wax' on street poses danger
Marijuana ‘Wax’ on street poses danger

There is a new marijuana product hitting the streets of America and it comes with a serious health warning. The product’s street name is  Wax, Butter or Honeycomb and it looks and feels like a lip balm. Wax is also known as Butane Hash Oil or BH) and is sold in Colorado marijuana shops, where it is very popular.

The problem is Wax is equal to 15-20 joints and increases the danger of a possible overdose or other health crisis. Gary Hill, assistant special agent in charge at the DEA’s San Diego office warned, “We have seen people have an onset of psychosis and even brain damage from that exposure to that high concentration of THC. Our concern is that this is going to spread before we get it under control.” Wax is consumed by using a marijuana vaporizer device and is popular among the elderly and cancer patients who choose not to smoke.

The drug is made from marijuana oils and contains a concentrated amount of THC, the chemical substance that produces a high. However, the process to make the drug is extremely dangerous because it calls for flammable liquids. Law enforcement authorities are concerned about teenagers attempting to make it and possibly blowing themselves up in the process.

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