What Are Dabs?

 Posted by at 6:36 AM on January 8, 2014  Marijuana Tips and Tricks
Jan 082014
 January 8, 2014

high times bay area cannabis cup entries 2013 dabs dabThe dab phenomenon has taken over the Western United States and is moving eastward at a rapid pace. If you live on the West Coast or Colorado, chances are you have taken dab hits with friends in recent years. If you haven’t, you really need to get out more. Whenever I talk about dabs on social media or with my family that live off the West Coast, people often ask me, ‘what are dabs?’

I don’t know that there is an ‘official’ definition yet. I’m waiting for it to turn up on one of those ‘new words of the year’ lists and then maybe an ‘official’ definition will finally be out there. I look at the definition of dabs like the the former Supreme Court Justice Stewart looks at the definition of obscenity – I don’t have an official definition, but I know it when I see it.

To oversimplify things, dabs are various forms of high grade hash, usually made with a process involving butane. Urban Dictionary defines it as “bho (butane hash oil), a medicinal marijuana product extracted from the plant and concentrated into a smokable oil. also an adjective to describe the mind state of those who smoke bho or ‘dabs'”. I don’t really like the Urban Dictionary definition because it doesn’t necessarily have to be for medicinal purposes. I personally smoke dabs to get as recreationally high as I possible can! Realize, we are not talking about the hash that your dad used to smoke in the 1970’s, as seen in the picture below:

old school hash

The butane hash oil (BHO), or dabs, that is made these days is far stronger and purer than the hash pictured above. Below is a picture of what I’m talking about:

dabs

I posted the question ‘what is the best answer to the question what are dabs’ on my Facebook, and below are some of the responses. If you have a solid definition for dabs, please place it in the comments section so that others can benefit from your knowledge:

“dabs are concentrated cannabis extracts that get you really high really fast.”

“essential concentrated extracted particles from the cannabis buds and leaf’s”

“pandora’s box”

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Johnny Green is a marijuana activist from Oregon. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy. Follow Johnny Green on Facebook and Twitter. Also, feel free to email any concerns.
  • youdontevenknow

    you think drugs is all good and cool until someone you love has their lives ruined by them. You all need to feel that kind of loss

    • Agagdasdg

      It is impossible to die of weed. Except you jump off a bridge or so, but if you’re high you usually just chill and have fun. Doing stupid stuff is for coke, alc, or speed or shit. But nothin can happen with weed. Except that you use your lungs, so they get kinda fucked but nothin else.

      • Steve D’Agostino

        Even the lung argument has recently been debunked. So there’s not even that anymore. Basically pot is harmless to an adult who uses it responsibly.

        • Guest

          Well, as a heavy smoker. I can say that this is one of the largest misconceptions about pot. Anything that burns, releases hydrocarbons. And hydrocarbons (most anyway) are confidently known to cause cancer in lab animals and people. Hell, you can raise your risk for cancer just by eating a char-broiled steak 😛
          See I use a 3 stage bong, so my smoke is as filtered as possible but I’m still at risk, because no matter how you want to look at it, you’re inhaling smoke, smoke contains hydrocarbons.
          Only way to avoid any any and all health risks, is to use a Vape. That way the plant material never burns, you just ‘realease’ the thc from its grip and breathe it in :-)

          • Guest

            The other Debunked myth is that pot isn’t addictive. I just want to meet the person that started that and kick them in the balls. lol
            Because when people say that, they don’t clue in. Its not the compound thats addictive, its how you feel on it thats addictive.
            So if you only smoke now and then, then absolutely pot is a no worry. But if you smoke everyday to manage pain, anxiety, depression, or for me to help keep in check an offensively high metabolism, then you will most likely become addicted to what it does rather than the drug itself.
            I experience withdrawal and anxiety symptoms for a couple hours when I run out (sure its short but it still sucks)

            So to sum up, I’m not sure where you got your information about the lungs, but if you could start spreading the truth instead, that would be awesome :-)

          • Steve D’Agostino

            I got it from here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25521349%20
            So, there you go. I’m spreading the truth. And being awesome.

          • Aaron W

            HOLY FUCK I CANT BELIEVE IT TOOK ME THIS LONG TO READ IT
            You are a fucking MORON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
            I wish I could choke you till your eyeballs popped out of your head right now……
            After all that arguing, and all that BULLSHIT YOU STILL MISSED MY POINT!!!!

            ———–Where in that study, is cancer mentioned?————
            *(anywhere in the body, not just lung cancer, thats not how it works)*

          • Steve D’Agostino

            You’re welcome to come try, bud. And I guess you’re right, silly me. Here I thought lung cancer was part of adversely affected lung health. What an insane assumption. I’m a real moron, Einstein.

          • Aaron W

            WHY WONT YOU HEAR THIS!!!!! ????????
            You never stated this entire time that you were ONLY talking about LUNG health. I have been talking about carcinogens and their potential effect on the ENTIRE human body. NOT ONE SENTENCE in that report says anything about their cancer rates. Are you really that blind?

          • Steve D’Agostino

            Ok, here’s another.

            http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1277837/

            To make a simple point from it, I’ll quote it: “While cannabis smoke has been implicated in respiratory dysfunction, including the conversion of respiratory cells to what appears to be a pre-cancerous state [5], it has not been causally linked with tobacco related cancers [6] such as lung, colon or rectal cancers. Recently, Hashibe et al [7] carried out an epidemiological analysis of marijuana smoking and cancer. A connection between marijuana smoking and lung or colorectal cancer was not observed. These conclusions are reinforced by the recent work of Tashkin and coworkers [8] who were unable to demonstrate a cannabis smoke and lung cancer link, despite clearly demonstrating cannabis smoke-induced cellular damage.

            Furthermore, compounds found in cannabis have been shown to kill numerous cancer types including: lung cancer [9], breast and prostate [10], leukemia and lymphoma [11], glioma [12], skin cancer [13], and pheochromocytoma [14]. The effects of cannabinoids are complex and sometimes contradicting, often exhibiting biphasic responses. For example, in contrast to the tumor killing properties mentioned above, low doses of THC may stimulate the growth of lung cancer cells in vitro [15].”

          • Steve D’Agostino

            Just posted one that does. It’s awaiting moderation from the blog.

          • Aaron W

            You are an asshole. Just scouring the web to find random shit to support your lunatic theories. Either get a brain or fuck off.

          • Steve D’Agostino

            No, I really am waiting for the moderators to approve it (much like the last one I posted, it took a while). I’m sorry you don’t like what studies actually show (or that I actually show you studies that support my assertions, unlike you), but that doesn’t make me an asshole. I would venture to say that judging by the comments coming from the two sides of this debate, it’s clear who the asshole is.

          • Steve D’Agostino

            Here’s one source: http://blog.mpp.org/research/study-shows-long-term-marijuana-does-not-cause-serious-lung-damage/01212015/
            The medical study itself is awaiting moderation for some reason.

          • Steve D’Agostino

            I’ve spread the awesome with a couple of links that debunk the lung danger myth. The links are awaiting moderation apparently. I guess it’s an anti-spam measure. When the comments go live, you can see for yourself. The medical study was done by Emory U and published by NIH.

          • Guest

            I’m not going to read any of that. If it doesn’t mention the infallible truth about hydrocarbons then it isn’t a legitimate study in the first place.

          • Steve D’Agostino

            Of course you’re not going to read it. A twenty-year study done by the National Institute of Health in collaboration with Emory University isn’t nearly as legitimate as a rant that begins with “as a heavy smoker, I can say…”
            Yes, your “infallible truths” are much more reliable, I’m sure.

          • Guest

            The effects of hydrocarbons and human health are already well established. If their results show differently then they were either wrong, or their subjects just fluked out and the results showed what they were trying to prove so no one is second guessing them. I don’t care if it was a 100 year trial, hydrocarbons cause cancer in those susceptible to it and I’m not discussing this any further with you.

          • Steve D’Agostino

            The discussion wasn’t about hydrocarbons; it was about the effects of marijuana smoke specifically. You don’t like to be proven wrong, so you discount a long-term study by PEOPLE WHOSE ENTIRE LIVING IS BASED ON CONDUCTING SUCH STUDIES (and are very highly regarded as experts in the field). I have a feeling they know how to do it right. The entire sample population they used for the researched fluked out? Yes, this discussion is pointless. Please do try and keep up with the latest findings instead of sticking to tired theories when they are proven incorrect. You do realize that theory and reality don’t always match up when the rubber meets the road, don’t you?
            EDIT: If more information comes out down the road that refutes this (which is the same as other studies have found, such as through UCSF), then I will gladly change my view. Until then, I’ll rely on what the latest findings show. We call that “growth”.

          • Guest

            fuck you are so arrogant. I’m done. Say whatever snide comment you want them just be on your way.

          • Steve D’Agostino

            Ha, like you can talk. You can’t even get over your pride long enough to CONSIDER something beyond what you’ve already made up your mind about – just because you might be wrong. And I’m the arrogant one. Got it.

          • Guest

            And you’re a man child who needs to have the last word as well, I knew I was right about you in the beginning.

          • Guest

            As an impartial observer, I’d say you are more than a little dysfunctional, dude. You remind me of a narcissist I know who can’t take criticism.

          • Guest

            Impartial observer my ass, I already checked and you and Steve are followers.
            He just came to you and asked you to say the last word for him. FFS people…..

          • Guest

            No he didn’t. I just like messing with arrogant *holes. The woods – and weeds- are full of them. : )

          • Aaron W

            Wow, glad you two have a buddy system. Being insane must be a heavy burden, Im glad you two have eachother,. Pathetic assholes…

          • Aaron W

            Its fucking infuriating when guys like this cant see that THEY ARE BEING ASSHOLES TOO.
            Hydrocarbons cause cancer, smoke contains hydrocarbons, therefore, SMOKE WILL NEVER BE HEALTHY. This is 200 year old sciece that I will discuss with you two retards no further.
            Because you will NOT see reason,

          • Heidi Porter

            Pot has cured cancer so whatever do your research

          • Aaron W

            You, my lady, are an ignorant effing cow. I never once said that marijuana didn’t have useful properties did I?
            All I wanted that ass-hat to admit was that well established rule of matter that burns and releases smoke, releases hydrocarbons, which are known to cause cancer.
            What else Heidi? :-)

          • Heidi Porter

            For one i dont chew grass and then spit it back out so there for iam not a cow!! But thank you

          • Aaron W

            Could’ve fooled me 😉

          • Heidi Porter

            Please..

          • Heidi Porter

            Thats why they give it to cancer patients in the form of bud

          • Aaron W

            You know what, I’m not engaging in further conversation with a convicted drug felon such as yourself. Especially one that has her head so deep in the sand she can see chinese feet. So Goodbye.

          • Heidi Porter

            Iam not convicted of nothing to do with drugs, thank you very much, just because I was dating some guy who had been involved in that shot doesn’t mean I was, so get ur shit straight, even another cop agreed that what said didn’t happen, aswell as auto of the cop talking to store manager, just because its on someone’s record doesn’t mean that there convicted hints why there trying to pass a law saying that if cases on people’s record are dismissed that it needs to be taken off because of people like u blabbing peoples names to the whole world! How many cops screw people over? A lot, if I was convicted of shit how come there’s no auto of me gettin arrested nor where my maranda rights ever given, hints why it’s been dismissed, oh and u know that there is more then one Heidi porter thank you

          • Aaron W

            Look, you seem like a nice person but with my IQ a Psychopaths ability to win an argument. You should just, Shhh if you don’t want to be walking away with your vestigial tail between your legs :)

          • Heidi Porter

            Oh let me guess men are smarter than women? I have a feeling that you are sexist and it’s funny how you say that your IQ psychopaths ability to win an argument with insults is pretty funny to me lmfao!! Good luck with that!! Just the fact that you call women names shows that you don’t have an IQ and that you probably beat women aswell!! That is an abusive behavior not a man, thanks for the conversation though!!

          • Aaron W

            I gave you a chance to walk away. I did

          • Aaron W

            *(I am NOT sexist, I hate stupid people equally regardless of race or gender)*

            Everyone! Please STOP listening to the “Crusade” of Heidi Porter. She wants us to believe that her support of Marijuana and Dabs is for health reasons and pain. She is however, a convicted drug felon. With priors involving Heroin. And convictions for theft.
            Shes been arrested for shooting up in a public grocery store *(with families inside I’m sure)* and has admitted on other pages of her stints inside jail cells.
            Heidis comments should not be acknowledged in any fashion as she is clearly a lying manipulative sociopath most likely trying to make the bad decisions she’s made in her life legal or something else to that effect.

            REFERENCES
            Newspaper article regarding her store arrest for public heroin use and reference to prior theft charges – http://goo.gl/JGoNrS
            News Story – its comment section contains comments from Heidi confirming time in Jail. – http://goo.gl/qnoYEk

          • Aaron W

            What? Have you seen your display picture? ‘Moo’ indeed.

          • Heidi Porter

            Haha I weigh 110 how am I a moo?
            Look at ur self?

          • Aaron W

            You’re a Bitch.. Plain and simple then.

          • Steve D’Agostino

            Why would I need to ask someone to finish my arguments for me? You had already fallen apart on your own. Gimlet just likes to stir the puddin’.

          • Guest

            I’m trouble, mister. : )

          • Steve D’Agostino

            That’s what I like about you. Plus you recognize the difference between a well-supported argument and a juvenile rant.

          • Guest

            I can do both!

          • Steve D’Agostino

            😀

          • RubyMontana

            :)

          • Aaron W

            Suck me off you piece of shit.

          • Aaron W

            NOW THAT is a narcissist who cant take criticism. Get a clue bud (from a guest profile too, Impartial observer my ass)

          • Guest

            Wassa matta? Did I harsh your buzz ? Should I call a waaambulance ?

          • Aaron W

            Hey! That was actually a very fun to read jab! Nice Work! :-)

          • Steve D’Agostino

            Obama?

          • Heidi Porter

            Pot can cure cancer its been proven

          • Heidi Porter

            Wow what would you have ur kid doing? Pot or hard core drugs and sticking needless in there arms?

          • Heidi Porter

            That’s not true!! Heavy smokers when they quite the THC comes out thru ur pores and you feel crappy for awhile intill ur body detoxes it self

          • Heidi Porter

            That’s why the make hash

      • Heidi Porter

        Safer then tobacco

  • Weed wandering wayne

    I lost my mom 2 years ago cause of weed…..n I’m still lookin for her.

    • Heidi Porter

      You don’t loss people because of weed u desided to not be around her pot doesn’t do that to people!!

      • Michael Conder

        He was making a joke. He said She got high and wandered off basically.. lol

        • Heidi Porter

          Yea away from crazy people hahaha

  • Leonard

    It only takes 1 hit of dab to fuck u up

  • Andy Cook

    What a nob

  • fefe

    I just need to ask what may seem like a stupid question, as i am not very educated on marijuana and its products any more. I have been smoking synthetic weed for the last 7 years (chemically made)(dangerous i understand) however i have recently stopped using the synthetic drugs(i found out i was pregnant) and am starting to be able to feel the effects of thc again. I realize that the use of thc during pregnancy is still not totally accepted how ever that is what i am choosing to do. My question is.. does “dabs” have ANY chemicals in it that does not come from the plant?

    • Angela Bonds

      Get an abortion. You sound like a horrible person, incapable of making even the smallest common sense decisions, and in no way, shape or form should be raising a child.

      • SADJELLYjr

        very true. the woman sounds like an awful person. You cant stop smoking for 9months to save your own child from having problems? What kind of a person ARE you?

        • wade

          What is Sweeny? Alchole dabs?

        • wade

          What is Sweeny? Alchole dabs?

        • Abby

          That’s not fair. You don’t know how this pregnancy is treating her. Some pregnancies are very difficult — nausea, pain, sleeplessness — and any woman growing a person inside of her needs relief from these things (if she can’t eat, baby can’t eat; if she is in pain and stressed, baby is stressed; if she can’t sleep, she won’t have the energy needed to effectively grow the baby in the first place.

          She never said anything about toking all day everyday. She’s just curious about the best way to get relief from cannabis and wants to know if dabs are less toxic than other options. Give her a break.

        • Heidi Porter

          Wow you have no idea what some women go thru in being pregnant!! It actually makes u eat witch in return makes ur baby weigh more when born!!

          • Aaron W

            Shut up heidi, we all know you dont want to legalize pot for “the pain”.

          • Shutupheidi

            you have no idea what the long term effects are so you should abstain for safety. would you rather a fucked up kid or missing out on weed for 9 months. unbelievable

        • Aaron W

          I agree, its fucking pathetic people’s mentalities today. Like really? Can’t endure for 9 months?
          We live in a society of pussies, when even every tiny little pain needs to be medicated or smoked away. Sometimes pregnancy is rough and you just have to deal with it. Im so sick of pregnant mothers that drink, smoke, whatever that isn’t healthy for their baby.
          How fucking selfish can you be?

    • Sergio

      Don’t listen to these people. Let’s keep waiting for constructive beings to answer your question.

    • james

      Butane

    • Abby

      If you’re using a rig and heat your nail too hot, your dabs will combust which creates toxins. If you’re vaporizing, maybe you could try a high-grade bubble hash (solvent-less), and even then, go light. Even though the vapor is better for you and baby, the more you vape, the less “clean” oxygen baby will get which can lead to other problems down the line.

      Good luck, mama!

    • .

      Don’t dab at all while you’re pregnant there’s butane in all dabs no matter how yu smoke it or whatever an it’ll FUCK yo baby up

    • Wez

      If it has been made correctly then no maybe very small traces of butane but you would be using a butane lighter to light your cone or joint so no more than that.

    • Fefefuckhead

      stop fucking using drugs if you’re pregnant

    • DaKAHN

      Iʻm an avid smoker of the green stuff. I just want you to know that all the choices you make in life are “YOUR” choices and nobody can force you to do anything.

      BUT SERIOUSLY!!! DONʻT SMOKE WHLE YOU ARE PREGNANT!!!

  • Used to be Smart

    I am now dumber. Thank you.

  • Guest

    Back in the day, this was known as ‘getting stupid’ – I’m awed to see the progress made by the yoot of ‘Merica toward the goal of total imbecility. Way to go, dudes.

    • Steve D’Agostino

      It’s not about getting high for most of us. It’s about getting free so we can make our own decisions. The vast majority of Americans support legalization but claim to still be unlikely to use it. Should we outlaw alcohol again? It makes you far, far stupider than pot.

      • Guest

        I agree it should be decriminalized. But is it benign ? My friend, I say no – at least as far a ‘dabs’ are concerned. Why do I say this ? Here’s an anecdote : My son was living in CA up until a few weeks ago, when I providentially brought him home because of the conditions he was living in- a situation that existed prior to his arrival, btw.. Two days ago, his erstwhile room-mate died. He was a heavy dabs user, which probably didn’t kill him, but certainly contributed to his ill-health. Here’s a photo of the late room-mate’s bedroom. ( btw, you know me, but for obvious reasons I choose to post as a ‘guest’

        • Steve D’Agostino

          Hey, my friend. I know who you are. But while we see eye to eye 99% of the time, I split from you on this one. I will venture one of two things regarding this guy: either he was into much heavier stuff, or he had other issues that may have been exacerbated by heavy use. Looking at his place, I’m guessing he was very depressed. I was a daily user for about 16 years and have run in all sorts of circles with all sorts of drug users. I’ve been addicted to crack and powder, and I’ve heavily used psychotropics like LSD, mescaline, and psilocybin (generally mushrooms, but sometimes extracts). I’ve done it all – ecstasy, heroin, meth, ketamine, pills, and huffed anything that emitted fumes. Believe it or not, that was me. What I’ve learned in my experiences is that users of any form of pot that end up like this guy are not just dabbing or toking up (dabbing isn’t a new thing; it’s just called something different. We called it hash oil, but it was extracted the same way and looked the same. One toke would do the trick.). They’re into other stuff or have severe psychological issues. I’ll admit that if you’re lazy, it will make you much lazier. No doubt about that. But study after study shows that any health effects (in adults who ONLY smoke pot) are negligible. Now an underdeveloped brain is a different story. Teens shouldn’t be toking. It can stunt the physical development of the brain. But an adult has already developed in that sense. Does that mean that everybody is exactly the same or that it’s never dangerous to anyone ever? Well, no, I’ll never make that claim, but generally speaking, to an adult who partakes responsibly, it is pretty much benign. Certainly more so than the truly deadly yet socially accepted alcohol. I’ll admit that all my friends ended up different from me, (I did this through college and graduated 3.6 in finance and now lead analysis and portfolio development at an investment firm, I build websites and do SEO, speak 3 languages as an American, and now lead the teen version of Celebrate Recovery) but they didn’t just smoke pot, either. I think that’s what throws people. It’s not pot that makes you try harder stuff; it’s the desire to try stuff that leads to pot use. And most who end up badly off are not staying exclusive to the green stuff or even hash or dab.

          • Guest

            Well, we have more in common than I previously thought. Me a child of the 60’s, and all. : )….. Won’t go into that, though. Just one more cautionary note : You- know-who was leader of a choom gang. And we all know how HE turned out. : ) …this is the ‘leader’ of the free world. Don’t be that guy. ( See you in the neighborhood ! )

      • Heidi Porter

        Its about it helping with the pain

        • Aaron W

          Everyone! Please STOP listening to the “Crusade” of Heidi Porter. She wants us to believe that her support of Marijuana and Dabs is for health reasons and pain. She is however, a convicted drug felon. With priors involving Heroin. And convictions for theft.
          Shes been arrested for shooting up in a public grocery store *(with families inside I’m sure)* and has admitted on other pages of her stints inside jail cells.
          Heidis comments should not be acknowledged in any fashion as she is clearly a lying manipulative sociopath most likely trying to make the bad decisions she’s made in her life legal or something else to that effect.

          REFERENCES
          Newspaper article regarding her store arrest for public heroin use and reference to prior theft charges – http://goo.gl/JGoNrS
          News Story – its comment section contains comments from Heidi confirming time in Jail. – http://goo.gl/qnoYEk

          • Heidi Porter

            Excuse me? I haven’t been convected of shit, I stole once when I was 18, i am having the current case dismisted because of my ex , I didn’t do shit in any bathroom and had another officer say that what the cop did was illegal, so get ur shit straight, before u blab my name like that, I spent 6 days in jail for something I didn’t do, and have proof for it, I have never been in jail before that at all, I don’t even smoke pot, doesn’t mean I don’t think that it’s bad, there’s study’s that show that it can help with cancer, for the pain, that was what I was saying, how in the hell does that have to do with me being in jail? Iam clean and proud of it, thank you very much!

          • Aaron W

            Yah the multiple news stories prove otherwise. Now bugger off you lying manipulative psychopath! You will find no understanding nor further interaction from me.

      • marcy fogarty

        My husband has a problem with both they both make you equally stupid

        • Steve D’Agostino

          1) Sorry your husband has a problem with both of them
          2) No, they don’t
          3) Are you suggesting that your husband’s problems are grounds to control other adults’ decisions?

  • dan

    were can i buy bho or oil online , im in tasmania ,and have made oil but want to try bho before i try making it

  • sweetz

    where can i get a dab thats all i wanna know
    i live in indiana thou :( double sad face UGH

    • Dick_Woodcock

      It’s hit Michigan. So, it’s not too far from ya.

  • Sarah

    Personally, I do smoke recreationally, but there are all these people out there who are so against weed just because they are uneducated. The effects of using marijuana for medicinal purposes far surpass any effect or kind of relief that any man-made pill or syrup could suppress. If my child was to ever be hurt or sick, I would want whatever was going to be the best medical treatment for him that could be provided and if that means it’s medicinal marijuana, then by all means give it to him! I don’t think there is anybody out there who if a doctor told them that their [insert somebody you love more than life itself here] would need medical marijuana, I don’t think anybody would be opposed to that kind of treatment. You cannot get addicted to THC itself. It is the high that people get addicted to.

  • jedorff

    the hash from the 70’s in Europe ( shipped in from the middleeast) was far more potent than any Dab I have taken I live in SoCal where dabs are in every dispensory…so I’ve been smoking for over 43 years amd I’m telling you the hash , the real hash from Pakistan, Lebenon, etc was far more potent than any pot or dab I’ve ever smoked…the pot now a days is far better, but the old school middleastern hash is and was the best in my opinion…old freak

    • Bomar

      Spot on bro, the Nepalese Hash that was imported into New Zealand in the late 70s was better than anything I have had since. Mind you, had some great Lebonese blond in the 80s that was close.

    • disqus_a1DA2INHSi

      Thank you bro,I am an old hippy from the 60’s,I remember the best,blonde,Lebanese hash.

    • Michael Meradith

      when on a med cruise we got African black it kicked us to the curb lol and some killer from Morroco really cheap but that was the 70’s

    • http://imgur.com/CARxcSp The Carthaginian

      You have been smoking too much nostalgia bro.

      First the average MJ potency (THC content) has gone through the roof because for the past 30yrs humans have been intensively genetically modifying the plant through selective breeding for specifically that purpose. So the medical grade stuff at dispensaries is already 1.5-2x stronger than the top grade (which was random, and lowered by wild pollination) that came out of Afghani/Paki fields 40yrs ago.

      Also BHO/CO2 is just a scientifically purer extract than the handmade hash that came from a dirty Paki field because it would be contaminated with microscopic particles of dirt, grass, pollen, rocks, animal fur, etc, etc, etc. The hash you got in the 70s was probably 25-35% THC, which yeah is powerful but bubble hash these days can hit the 60% range of purity and BHO/CO2 extraction can consistently hit 75-80% purity given potent enough starting material.

      Not trying to kill your nostalgia bro, but the stuff you were smoking 40yrs ago cant even come close to the concentrates being produced today in terms of potency, not even remotely close.

  • jedorff

    the butane method is being phased out in LA…using a CO2 based solution instead…Butane? really? uck

  • Claus

    Dabbs: the action of smoking bho or wax or any form of extract/oil/butter.

    I see dabbs as speakin about consuming any of those

  • newbie402

    Wait… I forgot what we were talking about

  • Patti Pisano Shaffer

    is this stuff put in e-cigarettes?

  • Dan Scott

    Sounds a lot like spots. In New Zealand, oil has been real common on the streets since at least the 80’s. Extracted from (most commonly) leaf. You can put a pound of leaf wrapped in mutton cloth over a cooking pot, and pour 4 litres of isopropyl over it, once it has all filtered through, you boil it down (must be on an electric element, iso is highly flammable) once it is boiled down to a tacky gold coloured oil, you can smoke it. You can do what is called a “second rinse” but the oil comes out a dirty black colour, and is more chemical than thc. The butane method, you get an empty coke bottle, punch holes in the bottom, and drill a hole in the lid and attach a socket . Pack the bottle full of leaf, get about 6 cannisters of butane and spray them through the socket in the top of the lid, the butane runs through the leaf in the bottle and filters out the holes in the bottom into a cooking pot, boil it down until you get your tacky gold oil. To smoke, put a butter knife on a stove top element until its glowing hot, and dip a pin into the oil and drop it on the knife, inhale smoke through a hooter.

  • djskagnetti

    Anybody who does this is a disgusting scumlord who belongs in prison. Reefer addicts sicken me. You junkies can’t even be considered human.

    • DaKAHN

      Then why are you stalking the blog. Considering all these people disgust you. Anything positive to say? My mom always told me if its not positive then keep it to yourself.

    • tj

      How sad of you, to hate budlovers so intensely, but still seek them out online… such a pathetic life for you to have nothing better to do. I’m not a smoker anymore, but I know a few and they are far more chill to be around than people like you. For the record, every single one I kknow, have good jobs and maintain a decent living standard. They just happen to refer bud over alcohol. Stop being a brat.

    • cait

      Addicts? Funny… I don’t go through withdraws and itch for bud. It helps maintain my Crohn’s Disease but please point fingers and judge like you’re better than any one else. You’re disgusting for coming on this site just to talk down to people you don’t know on the Internet. Grow up and worry about yourself. Life’s too short to be pissed off all the time. And you sound like you might need a little pot in your life to chill the fuck out!! P.S. even if someone is a junkie they’re still human just like you’re an asshole for this immature, uneducated comment but still human :-)
      Read up on something before you try to label potheads as junkies. They don’t smoke because they feel like they have to they smoke because they want to!

    • Ron Boyles

      Nice. And ironic since I used cannabis to dry out from all the opiates the doctors give me. I’ll take cannabis any day. You should give it a try before spewing forth all the propaganda you swallowed without question.

    • fresh

      Overweight people disgust me too I guess chocolate and carbs must be addictive as well

    • Rica

      Reefer addicts are junkies? someone needs to so some research. Lol

    • Christine

      Self righteous. You need to get off your soapbox. Stop being so judge mental.

    • LarryM792Nato

      Hi, Are you one of those Narcotics Anonymous (NA) cult members? Because that’s exactly what you sound like. A former addict that’s terrified at what he’d become in life and then got off the drugs with help from NA and was then indoctrinated with the fundamental teachings propagated through reefer madness dupes. You then lumped cannabis in with all the junk you used and was addicted to because that’s what NA taught you. Regardless, you look like a child and you couldn’t even make a valid argument. What you did is what a troll sockpuppet would do. Now please get educated about what you’re saying because people are stuck taking pharmaceuticals that can kill them and destroy their minds. Marijuana which is safe, can take the place of these dangerous drugs that doctors prescribe for chronic pain and a host of other issues. People like you only show how ignorant they are when they talk. I’m just saying this for your own good. You’re the one that looks like a total ignorant fool, not me.

  • jesse

    Dude much love for what you do as a fellow oregonian From Portland thank you and keep up the good work

  • Caroline

    Will you guys calm th fuck down