Drug dealers are peddling a brand new marijuana product known as Wax that feels and looks like lip balm and packs a kick equal to smoking 15-20 joints of weed.
Police in Roswell, Ga., discovered 80 grams of Wax throughout a recent drug bust. Roswell Officer Zachary Frommer told Fox 5 in Atlanta a week ago the drug ring was selling the substance to highschool students.
“It’s just an additional kick,” he stated. “It will get ’em greater also it will get ’em greater faster. The 15-20 joints you smoke can equal a serving from the Wax.”
The marijuana concentrate, also referred to as Butter and Honeycomb, has got the consistency of lip balm and it is simple to hide in lip balm jars. It may be eaten or smoked, utilizing a bong or an e-cigarette. It is made of the oils of marijuana plants and it has an advanced of THC — caffeine that will get a person high.
Wax can also be simple to make, but harmful to deal with.
“You’re getting lots of home cooks, lots of teenagers yet others that are attempting to allow it to be in your own home,Inches Frommer told Fox 5. “And due to the things you should utilize to really make it, because they’re flammable and they’re combustible and you’ll finish up growing your home or burning yourself.”
In April, DEA administrator Michele Leonhart told the home Appropriations Committee that abuse of Wax was growing through the U.S.
"In 2013, the THC content of leaf marijuana averaged 14 %, as the THC content of marijuana concentrates averaged 54 percent, with a few samples reported up to 99 %,Inch Leonhart stated. "Highly flammable butane gas can be used to extract the THC in the marijuana leaf, and it has led to home explosions, injuries, and deaths."