The National Institute of Drug Abuse has designated this week as National Drug Facts Week. Patch will bring you drug trend facts from right here in Carroll County throughout this week, courtesy of the Carroll County Health Department Prevention Office.
The goal of National Drug Facts Week is to help teens shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse they get from the internet, TV, movies, music, or friends. National Drug Facts Week provides an opportunity for teens and experts to come together for an honest conversation about how drugs affect the brain, body, and behavior.
Weed oil, also known as butane hash oil, dabs, honey oil, wax, or oil, is an extremely potent form of marijuana produced by extracting highly concentrated amounts of THC using butane. Once the oil is extracted it can be spread on paper, rolled in a joint, inhaled through a straw or pipe, or used in bongs, e-cigarettes, or vaporizers. The oil/ wax can be disguised as honey. There are potential health risks from inhaling dirty butane and any pesticides/ contaminates from the plant.
Use of weed oil is on the rise, according to the Carroll County Health Department.