“The Doctors” TV show recently turned to Dr. David Sack for expert comment on dabbing, a highly dangerous way of ingesting marijuana that is growing in popularity, especially among teens. Dabs, also known as butane hash oil (BHO), honey oil, budder, shatter, crumble and wax, are made by extracting THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the primary psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis. “In the old days, marijuana had a concentration of about 5% and now when you’re looking at hash oil, you’re talking about a concentration of 80%,” Dr. Sack explained, pointing out that a single dab “could be as potent as five joints.” It gets to the brain “right away,” Dr. Sack said. The result is a high that can lead to extreme paranoia, blackouts, rapid heartbeat and psychosis — but that’s only part of the danger. Because creating a dab involves heating marijuana plants using butane, manufacturing it is incredibly dangerous. Last year in California alone, 30 people were killed as the result of massive burns and other injuries sustained while cooking up this high. Watch the video here.
Dr. Sack talked to WGN-TV in Chicago about dealing with addictions during the holidays. The segment covered four components:
- Knowing the line between over indulging and mental illness
- Warning signs that friend and relatives should watch out for
- What loved ones can do for an addict who refuses to get help
- How do you get someone to change their ways if there is a genetic issue?
Watch the interview below
Bill O’Reilly poses the question: do we have a more lax attitude toward drugs and does the media glamorize drug use? Watch Dr. Sack respond:
Last week, 30-year-old rapper Lil Wayne was hospitalized after suffering seizures. While details are still unconfirmed, it is suspected that his condition resulted from an overdose of a drug called “sizzurp.” Dr. David Sack recently appeared on Fox News to discuss sizzurp. Dr. David Sack recently appeared on Fox News to discuss sizzurp.
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