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A marijuana concentrate is a highly potent THC concentrated mass that is most similar in appearance to either honey or butter, which is why it is referred to or known on the street as “honey oil” or “budder.”

710 (the word “OIL” flipped and spelled backwards), wax, ear wax, honey oil, budder, butane hash oil, butane honey oil (BHO), shatter, dabs (dabbing), black glass, and errl.

How is it Made?

Marijuana concentrates have a much higher level of THC. The effects of using may be more severe, both psychologically and physically.

One popular extraction method uses butane, a highly flammable solvent, which is put through an extraction tube filed with marijuana. The butane evaporates leaving a sticky liquid known as “wax” or “dab.” This method is dangerous because butane is a very explosive substance. There have been explosions in houses, apartment buildings and other locations where someone tried the extraction.

Marijuana concentrates are similar in appearance to honey or butter and are either brown or gold in color. The different forms include: hash or honey oil (a goey substance), wax or butter (soft, lip balm-like substance), and shatter (a hard, solid substance). (See photo gallery at the bottom of the article)

For more information, see the downloadable pamphlet on marijuana concentrates. Sources: “Marijuana Extracts,” National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA); “Marijuana Concentrates,” Drugs of Abuse – DEA.

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Since the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) considers marijuana to be a Schedule I drug (the same as heroin, LSD and ecstasy), researchers need a special license to study it. This has made it difficult to study the potential medicinal benefits of marijuana on a large scale. In addition, because marijuana is still illegal federally, the Food & Drug Administration has not been able to regulate it.

Based on what we know so far, it seems that CBD oil had some promise as an alternative to manage pain. However, there is concern about the impact it could have on a worker’s ability to pass a workplace drug test. Any cannabis-based product has the potential to trigger a positive drug test for marijuana. Although the risk of a positive test may be low, as a result of this possibility, CBD oil may not be suitable as a pain management strategy for LIUNA members.

If Marijuana Seems Beneficial for Pain Management, What’s the Holdup?

Regardless of the legality within a given state, employers generally have the legal right to require a workplace be free from drugs, that workers not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol and that workers are able to pass a drug test.

CBD oil has been used to treat the following:

While many people use CBD oil to relieve pain, more research is needed to be certain it can be used safely.

What Is CBD Oil?