Some believe BHO refers to Barak Hussein Obama (after the style of JFK) as others use it as a shortened form of the word bitch-hoe (meaning you don’t like a certain female person very much ;-). But for cannabis lovers worldwide BHO stands for Butane Hash Oil. And what that is all about you will read in this article. So stay tuned.
People have been making marijuana extracts for years, but this BHO-method really gets you super stoned.
Dabs or dabbing are slang names for the use of concentrated butane hash oil (or BHO). Dabbing is a relatively new method for taking cannabis, in which high-concentration tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is inhaled.
The most remarkable thing is that BHO makes you feel like you felt after smoking for the very first time. The happiness that is released is awesome.
The most important active substance of HBO is cannabis. A super concentrated form is produced via a chemical process using butane oil. It is also known as marijuana wax, budder, honeycomb or shatter ad it can have a THC concentration of more than 80%. In comparison with traditional cannabis: this contains on average about 14-15% THC.
Go check out this vid from Vice about BHO.
The use of BHO is not new, but it gains popularity very fast. It seems a lot of dabbers believe it is a safer method of cannabis ingestion, as opposed to a bong or joint. This due to the fact that the marijuana is being vaporized and that the high potency of dabs reduces the number of times it needs to be taken to produce a high.
BHO is made by blasting marijuana flowers with butane. The butane solvent causes THC to become soluble, resulting in a butane/THC mixture.
Once the butane is evaporated, the resulting product is a vicious and amber colored resin known as “wax” or “shatter” and is very potent.
The home production of BHO is called ‘blasting’. It’s tricky and dangerous because butane is flammable and can cause explosions and fires. There is little known about the risks of ‘dabs’ compared to traditional cannabis. But pot newbies must be very careful with it, as the concentration of THC is extraordinary high.