August 2014 Newsletter

“Pot” in the Kitchen, “The New Gold Rush!”

“It’s the latest cannabis craze – a concentrated form of marijuana known as ‘wax.’
It looks like ear wax, but potheads say it smokes like a mule kicks.”
– “Latest Cannabis Craze: Marijuana known as ‘Wax’,” by Phil Shuman May 21, 2013
“There is no weed out there that possesses the punching power that the wax does. And it’s like smoking 20 joints of the best grade of weed that you have into one hit of the wax.”
– DEA Agent Interview on Nightline.

Ear wax bust, Roswell, GA. On August 8, 2014 Roswell police found 80 grams of powerful “ear wax” marijuana in a suspected drug dealer’s home. Ear wax, also called butter or Butane Hash Oil (BHO), may be up to 90-proof, instead of 14-percent THC leaf marijuana contains. The product is derived from “blasting” a chemical solvent, such as butane, CO2, through the plant, then “purging” the solvent away. The resulting substance can be used in e-cigarettes or smoked or eaten and may be readily made by “home chefs” in make-shift equipment.

Rock Hill, S.C. ear wax made half-mile from middle school. In a Rock Hill, S.C. home police officers discovered marijuana hash oil being made on a double hot plate. “It’s just pure marijuana resin, pure THC,” said the York County, S.C. Drug Enforcement Unit Commander.

Ear wax is sold in Colorado dispensaries to anyone over 21. Denver’s February three-day “X-Cup” contest accomplished its goal in broad daylight. The winning contestant was the one who made the highest THC ear wax, using aerosol butane to force THC from buds and leaves of female marijuana plants. “It’s a mom-and-pop business,” Nightline was told.
California Solano County Alcohol & Drug Advisory board member said, “In the 1970s, [users] were primarily smoking the leaves…. Now [they] are smoking the more potent buds of the plant,” and children as young as 12 are experimenting, risking long-term damage.

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