Also know as wax, dabs, rosin, butane oil, hash and shatter are becoming ever more popular as the intensity of the high and ease of access are desirable to users.
Cannabis Activist In Austin, Texas.
Cannabis activists march on the State Capital in order to demand “natural rights,” saying its a right given by God to consume the plants of the earth and should not be infringed upon by the State. we can see the validity of this argument, but what happens when you condense the active compound into a cake of almost pure THC? I’ll tell you what happens – a state jail felony at minimum.
A marijuana cigarette contains a reasonable amount of THC – one-quarter of a gram of premium strength marijuana at a concentration 20% THC smoked in a pipe translates loosely to about 10-20mg of THC in the brain. With THC oil, that 10-20mg fits on a pin head. An experienced dab user might smoke as much as 600-800 Mg in a sitting, enough to render a person unable to talk or to engage in any sort of normal social functions.
Why are dabs considered more dangerous?
THC has some natural checks and balances, when the body has enough people communicate it to the people around them, or just stop smoking. THC oil users bypass this step and introduce and super saturate amount into blood stream before the user has time to evaluate his or her mental condition. In a sense, its just overly efficient way to smoke THC oil, and as a result people don’t know how high they are until its to late to do anything about it.
The penalty group for marijuana possession is normally a misdemeanor (when found with less than 4oz); however, when concentrated in any form it’s at minimum a State jail felony, and a gram will get you a third degree felony.
It seems like a stiff penalty for pot, considering methamphetamines, and all the social destruction and death that surround that compound share the same punishment structure as THC oil.
The punishment structure for meth is:
|Possession of less than 1 g of meth||State jail Felony||180 days – 2 years||$ 10,000|
|Possession of 1 – 4 g of meth||3rd degree Felony||2 – 10 years||$ 10,000|
The punishment structure for THC concentrate is:
|Possession of less than 1 g THC concentrate oil||State jail Felony||180 days – 2 years||$ 10,000|
|Possession of 1 – 4 g THC concentrate oil||3rd degree Felony||2 – 10 years||$ 10,000|
Literally the same punishment at the lower possessory levels.
The accuracy of applying the punishment schedule is called into question regularly, as wax is legal in Colorado at the moment. However, dabs are completely illegal in Washington, a state also known for its liberal marijuana laws. This inconsistency lends to the argument of how punishment is and should be applied.
Marijuana vape oil
Modern producers have found a use for the old waste product known as cuttings and are turning them into a product intended for vape pens that is commercially available on the internet. This class of product, because of the packaging, seems to carry a benign public image. However, law enforcement feels differently about it. This class of product is turning up in court cases more and more and has specific legal differences from traditional leaf marijuana.
We have it on authority that the Montgomery County police as well Conroe city police forces are trained in identifying this compound and have instructions to be looking for it. It would be foolish to drive around with it in your car, as e-cigarette fluid is regularly tested for the presence of THC.