‘Wax’ Is Now the Target of Govt. Drug Panic Propaganda

A concentrated form of marijuana known as wax or butane hash oil (BHO) is becoming more popular and its production and use increasingly controversial in states across the country.

While Colorado’s pot shops are embracing wax as a popular, potent form of newly legal cannabis, the Drug Enforcement Administration is whipping up a drug panic in California. In a Yahoo News article, Gary Hill, assistant special agent in charge at the DEA’s San Diego office warned, “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.”

Agent Hill offered no studies or data to back up these claims.

But the DEA, once again, is too late. BHO has been around for at least a decade and now it is more available than ever—and the wax is here to stay.

In order to be consumed, wax is vaporized, which makes it a popular alternative for cancer patients, the elderlyand others who don’t want to smoke.

– Read the entire article at AlterNet.

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7 Comments

  1. DrDeath on

    @61, I think the government still has its head up its proverbial ass. Yes, there are many humans, on this planet, that shouldnt even be allowed to have an aspirin, but how the hell can the government say that beer and 151 rum are ok, and basically the same, liquor, yet say that a bud or wax, is anything different. The only reason that pot is illegal, is the hold that the alcohol and tobacco industry have on the government. Hemp/marijuana has been one of the top traded items for 1000s of years, due to its vast number of uses, but has only been illegal for maybe 100 yrs. Look at the back of a 1915 $10 bill, and you will see hemp being harvested… ya take 1 or 2 good hits of wax and ya dont need much more, and is much healthier for your lungs, as long as the time was taken to remove the residual gas… peace y’all its 4:20 somewhere

  2. Lil808 on

    Is breathing air smoking? Cause uh… Air is vapor. Vapor and gas are basically synonymous. Didn’t know I have been a smoker all my life, based on your logic.

  3. Anonymous on

    Vaporizing–is most definitely smoking–albeit ‘somewhat’ less harmful than traditional smoking methods.

  4. Anonymous on

    Since wax is concentrated cannabinoids without plant matter, the cannabinoids are vaporized and there is plant matter to combust. Its vaporizered, not smoked

  5. Anonymous on

    Wrong, honey oil is almost exclusively vaporized. I prefer glass hot knife.

    Cheers