From time to time we make you aware of trends in drug and alcohol abuse among our children and teens. With the rapidly spreading legalization of marijuana, it’s important that you are aware of the practice of dabbing. Dabbing is a method of using cannabis in concentrated forms to create a more intense high. A dab is a single portion of concentrated cannabis that can come in a variety of forms that include oils, a soft wax-like solid, or a hard solid. The user typically puts the substance into a bong or pipe and then heats it up with a blowtorch. They might also drop the substance onto a heated surface and let it vaporize. The resulting vapor is then inhaled to gain the effects of the THC. Researchers are discovering that the side effects of dabbing include addiction, psychosis, anxiety, paranoia, and severe hallucinations. In addition, injuries can occur from the extrusion of butane gases.  Parents, monitor your kids and lead them into a drug-free lifestyle.