“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.
This digital generation is growing up with differently. Studies show they are starting to search for porn as early as age 7. By the time they are teenagers they are experts at hiding their online behavior. The way they use the Internet to learn how to meet people, develop relationships, learn about sex, and even disguise who they are and what they represent could be rewiring their brains. Some studies are showing young men are actually more interested in virtual sex than real sex. Has the Internet killed Cupid? Watch the video and join the discussion to tell us what you think. (more…)