The Dreaded Apparatus

Dabbing

I first heard about dabbing from terrifying media stories detailing its “dangers.” Many were saying it was to traditional cannabis smoking what crack is to cocaine. Aesthetics seem to have more to do with this idea than reality, since dabbing involves the use of a hand torch with an open flame and a glass “rig,” which can look pretty “1980s-back-alley-crack-fiend” when in use.

Another thing about dabbing that used to scare the uninitiated was the danger involved in making butane hash oil (BHO). Many less-than-careful BHO producers have accidentally blown up their labs working with the method, since it utilizes butane (a highly combustible gas) passed through a tube of cannabis. These days, the horror stories are harder to find, since

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