People also think that just like regular cannabis you're supposed to hold it in, but one of the tips I got working at Vapor Central [Lisa is currently co-manager at Hotbox Medi Lounge and is the founder of Budz Trading Zone, a cannabis-themed offshoot of Bunz Trading Zone] is that you should blow it out right away. Anytime I give anyone new to it a dab, I tell them not to hold it in. It's 80 percent plus THC, so you don't need to hold it in. For some reason, two experiences mentioned in this article ended in a dentist chair. I was at my friend's house, and it was just a bunch of guys who smoke weed and do nothing.
It was after school, and I used to go there basically every day, and I smoked some weed but not as much as they did—maybe once a week. So my one friend asked if I wanted to smoke a dab, and I was like, "Fuck it, whatever." I was already super stoned on hash at that moment too, so I smoked it and then like obviously got destroyed and was half asleep. It was all really weird because we were watching How It's Made , and I was seriously tripping. Ten minutes later, my mom called and said I had a dentist appointment in ten minutes I totally had forgot about. I lived down the street from this guy's house anyways, so she was there in five minutes to pick me up. She called being like, "I'm outside, you have the dentist, hurry up." And I was like.
She knew I was really fucked up, but my mom is pretty young so she didn't care really. Then I just like sat in the chair while the dentist worked on my cavity and fell asleep for almost the whole time. The dentist probably knew my eyes were super red, but they gave me glasses. I don't think they said anything; they barely even talked to me. I remember it was really awkward—I couldn't even stay awake. I was like so fucking over it and never smoked dabs again. I legit fell asleep at the dentist's; they like had to wake me up halfway through because I kept closing my mouth. My friends and I went to Melanheadz, which was a vapor lounge that has since been busted, and I tried dabs and butter mixed. I went in, [the proprietor] set everything up, and instructed me on how to smoke it. While doing it, I pulled too hard like I was smoking a bong, but I didn't know it was different. I ended up choking and not being able to clear my bowl. I was coughing so hard for literally like ten minutes. Even though I am a daily smoker (usually I smoke blunts and joints), the people inside were laughing at me saying I was a noob and shit. All I was thinking was that I didn't give a fuck, I just wanted the coughing to stop, and at one point I barfed after the coughing stopped. When I was coughing I was telling myself, Never again, this isn't worth it . After I calmed down from the coughing, I felt like a potato. I sat in the backseat of my friend's car while we just drove around, and it was so sick because I felt like I was the car. I was in tune with everything around me, and I got the munchies. I was so hungry I ate two Philly cheesesteaks, a McChicken, a fish filet, and large fries, and a drink. Then we went to the Scarborough Bluffs and my boys rolled a blunt, but I didn't even feel like getting high for the whole rest of the day. I literally smoke every day before and after I do anything, but dabs fuck with me. I tried them for the first time last year (though I've known about them for years) and found out they just make me want to pass out.
I was at my friend's place, and with the experience I have, I didn't really think anything of trying out a new way of smoking. After I took my first hit, I was coughing even though I never really do that after hitting anything. My head was fucking pounding, and it wouldn't stop. In my mind, I was like like, What the fuck, I'm never smoking again . It makes me hate being high and question my life choices way more so than smoking in any other way—and I love weed. Anytime I hit a dab, just like that first time, it makes me question why I chose to smoke that day or that moment, I'm just like, I would rather have just not smoked today than to feel like this .
I can handle a dab pen, but when it comes to doing actual dabs from a rig, yeah, I'd rather not. Interviews have been edited for length and clarity. Two Reasons To Legalize Marijuana: Embalming Fluid And Fentanyl-Laced Pot On Black Market.