Safety with THC concentrates

Concentrated THC Products (also known as hash oil, dabs, wax, earwax, honey, honey oil, resin, or shatter) is a product created by extracting THC from the marijuana plant.

  • This product may contain up to 90 percent THC and is consumed by smoking, vaporizing, dabbing or adding to food.

  • Consuming this highly concentrated form of THC increases the risk of an unpredictable high and negative physical and emotional reactions.

  • Since dabbing only recently became relatively common, there’s limited information on long-term health effects.

  • Using high THC products may cause psychosis — seeing or hearing things that aren't real.

  • Youth that use marijuana with high THC concentrations are more likely to continue using marijuana and to develop future mental health problems.

  • Making hash oil using flammable liquids is extremely dangerous and illegal. It has resulted in explosions, severe burns and death. There are safer ways to make hash oil.

  • If you are of legal age and choose to use hash oil, we recommend buying it from a licensed marijuana retail store.

All information on the health effects of marijuana is taken from the Retail Marijuana Public Health Advisory Committee’s systematic review of available, high-quality research.