Livescience.com sums up the incredibly dangerous practice of “dabbing”
in Marijuana ‘Dabbing’ Is ‘Exploding onto the Drug-Use Scene by Cari Niereenberg.

Here’s what you should know:

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  • “At a minimum, dabs are four times as strong as a joint, and the high is administered all at once,” said John Stogner, co-author of the new paper and an assistant professor of criminal justice and criminology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
  • “When recreational users attempt to create dabs at home, in a process known as ‘blasting,’ the safety risks are ‘comparable to those of manufacturing methamphetamine,” the paper’s authors wrote.”
  • He also said there is not a good understanding of the health effects and physiological risks associated with dabbing because there haven’t been good studies of this method of using marijuana.
  • In the only previously published study of dabbing — a survey of about 350 frequent marijuana users — researchers found that the users viewed dabbing as more dangerous than other forms of cannabis use because they reported it led to a higher tolerance for the drug and worse withdrawal symptoms, suggesting a possibility of addiction or dependence, the researchers noted. “It’s dangerous to assume the risks of dabbing are akin to [those of] smoking marijuana,” Stogner said.

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