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NCJ Number: 250004 Find in a Library
Title: Exploring Butane Hash Oil Use: A Research Note
Journal: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs  Volume:48  Issue:1  Dated:January 2015  Pages:44-49
Author(s): B. L. Miller; J. M. Stogner; J. M. Miller
Date Published: January 2015
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2011-RN-BX0004
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A mixed-methods evaluation of a federally funded treatment program for drug-involved offenders identified a small sample (n = 6) of butane hash oil users and generated focus group interview data on the nature of butane hash oil, the practice of dabbing, and its effects.
Abstract: The practice of “dabbing” has seen an apparent upswing in popularity in recent months within American drug subcultures. “Dabbing” refers to the use of butane-extracted marijuana products that offer users much higher tetrahydrocannabinol content than flower cannabis through a single dosage process. Although considerably more potent than most marijuana strains in their traditional form, these butane hash oil products and the practice of dabbing are under-explored in the empirical literature, especially in prohibition States. Findings of the current study inform discussion of additional research needed on butane hash oil and its implications for the ongoing marijuana legalization debate, including the diversity of users, routes of administration, and differences between retail/medical and prohibition States. (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Drug effects
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; BJA Resources; Drug effects; Drug treatment programs; Hashish; Marijuana
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