DEA Cracks Down on Potent Marijuana Product Called “Wax” in California

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is cracking down in California on a potent marijuana product called “wax,” according to ABC News. Wax is legal—and popular—in Colorado.

Wax is a distillation of marijuana said to be so potent that a single hit will keep a person high for more than a day, the article notes. A person making wax uses the flammable substance butane to strip out the THC, the chemical in marijuana that causes a high.

“There is no weed out there that possesses the punching power that the wax does,” an anonymous undercover DEA informant 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.”

Gary Hill of the DEA’s San Diego office said, “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.”

In Colorado, wax is legal for anyone over the age of 21. It is sold in recreational marijuana dispensaries. A three-day contest called the X-Cup, held in Denver, is designed to determine who can make the most potent batch of wax.


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    October 17, 2016 at 9:24 AM

    My daughter started using dabs and I can tell you she ended up in the hospital catatonic. For years she used medical marijuana and had no issues. Now she has a hard time with talking, and can’t function well. She can’t even write her name. They ran extensive tests and the only thing they found in her system was the THC from the Dabs. I will not preach about this but you should consider looking into what you are doing to your mind and body as people that are making the wax can add crap to the dabs and cause damage to the person smoking it. As a mother will tell you it is a horrible thing to see your daughter at 27 years old not be able to function as a normal human being due to smoking dabs. You can say all you want but this is a very true fact. I would tell you I have no issue with anyone smoking the normal way but this has taken life to a different level and you should be very scarred.

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