What is Butane Hash Oil – BHO?
Butane hash oil or BHO is a very concentrated version of marijuana. It is created by processing marijuana into a refined oil.
A highly flammable chemical called butane is used to strip the THC (the chemical that creates the marijuana high) from marijuana and create a sticky substance that is then smoked in a pipe, by putting a small chunk, or ‘dab,’ of BHO into a pipe, lighting and then inhaling the fumes.
BHO is called a variety of highly descriptive street names like: hash oil, butane honey oil, dabs, amber, shatter, and earwax.
Why Using BHO is Dangerous
After inhaling BHO, it is common for users to experience a very extreme high, hallucinations or even drop into unconsciousness.
In my opinion, the reason for this is that BHO, compared to marijuana, contains extremely high concentrations of THC. Just a small chunk about the size of a tic tac, would be equivalent to smoking one entire marijuana cigarette in just one breath.