Va. police warn parents of new drug trend among teens

WASHINGTON — Police are warning parents about a new drug trend they’ve seen over the past year involving teenagers — smoking the oil extracted from a pot plant using an e-cigarette or vaporizer.

Fairfax County police say this trend is being seen particularly among high school students and young adults.

“Hash” or “hash oil” is extracted from a marijuana plant and has high levels of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the main ingredient in marijuana and the chemical that’s responsible for the high.

This oil can be inhaled via e-cigarettes and vaping. Police say high levels of THC can cause hallucinations, panic attack or even violent behavior.

Police add that it’s hard to tell what is really is in hash oil. For example, BHO (Butane Honey Oil)

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