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Bongs, Joints and Brownies Are Old News -- ‘Dabs’ Are All the Rage Among Cannabis Consumers

A single deep 'dab' inhalation has a stronger and faster psychoactive effect than any other delivery method can provide.

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If an ultra concentrated extract were necessary, a pure ethanol extract would be a better choice, preferably vaporized with a temperature-controlled device.

One could argue that medical users might benefit from dabs to relieve excruciating pain, muscle spasm, or intractable vomiting for which they want immediate relief. If an ultra-concentrated extract were necessary, a pure ethanol extract would be a better choice, preferably vaporized with a temperature-controlled device.

To date dabs are a recreational phenomenon that has caught on mostly in urban America. At the time of publication only a few of my patients in rural Sonoma County have reported using —let alone benefiting from— this fashionable new delivery system. But my patients are not typical of the cannabis-using population, and it was apparent at the Emerald Cup held in Humboldt County in December, 2012, that the popularity of dabs is spreading rapidly, far and wide. time in prison for using butane as an organic solvent.

Butane is a fire and explosion risk because it is so highly.

Jeffrey Hergenrather, MD, practices in Sebastopol, California, and is president of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians. He can be reached at  jeff@cannabisclinicians.org. This article first appeared in the Winter/Spring issue of O’Shaughnessy’s.

 
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