“Dabs”, a Threat to Mental Health

There is a highly concentrated cannabis substance called “dabs”, which is produced by extracting the psychoactive compound THC from cannabis plants. Researches in the United States consider it a silent but growing threat to public health, especially among young adults and adolescents.

Due to the dangerous nature of the substance and the restriction of its sale, an additional problem is being generated and that is illegal sale. The major consequence of taking this drug is psychosis, which includes loss of contact with reality, and symptoms can include delusions and hallucinations.

“Researchers face an uphill messaging battle: Historically, the U.S. governments ‘Reefer Madness’ misinformation campaign and the war on drugs sowed serious public doubt about anti-cannabis rhetoric.”


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