Every middle and high school student and parent needs to be aware of marijuana “wax”, a pure form of THC that is being sold legally in Colorado stores. It remains illegal everywhere else in the world because of the extremely dangerous health and safety risks involved with using the product.
Colorado’s New Subculture: Dangerous New Drug Known As ‘Wax’
Originally published: Feb 28, 2014 11:18 AM
By Rida Ahmed
Even as the new popular drug known as “wax” is being cracked down by the Drug Enforcement Administration agents in California, people in Colorado are rushing to embrace it, ABC News reported.
Wax, the ultimate distillation of marijuana, is so potent that it is said a single hit will keep a person high for more than a day.
“There is no weed out there that possesses the punching power that the wax does,” an undercover DEA informant who asked to remain anonymous told ABC News’ “Nightline.” “And it’s like smoking 20 joints of the best grade of weed that you have into one hit of the wax.”
Creating the drug is dangerous enough. “Butane, a substance so flammable that any spark can set off an explosion, is used to strip out the THC, the chemical in marijuana that gets a person high,” ABC News reported.
But it’s not just the process of making wax that is risky, law enforcements said.
“We have seen people have an onset of psychosis and even brain damage from that exposure to that high concentration of THC,” said Gary Hill, assistant special agent in charge at the DEA’s San Diego office. “Our concern is that this is going to spread before we get it under control.”