Shatter, Batter, Wax: how cannabis extracts come to be

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Elevated by its potency and portability, formerly-niche cannabis oil is going wide.

SOME TIME AROUND the mid-aughts, folks in the weed industry began to notice a shift in the market. Pot smokers were smoking less, and dabbing more—heating the plant’s oily extracts to inhale high concentrations of hallmark marijuana molecules like THC. Extracts, which go by names including shatter, batter, wax, dabs, and honey, weren’t just stronger than their plant-based starting materials. They were also more convenient to consume and easier to use discreetly. Elevated by its potency and portability, formerly-niche cannabis oil was going wide.

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Romantic Candles Could Be Dangerous To Your Health

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Candlelight may be key to creating the perfect atmosphere for a romantic dinner or a relaxing bath – but it could also be a dangerous one, claim American scientists.

Researchers have found that the fumes from paraffin wax – the most common and cheapest form of candle wax – can be poisonous and even cause cancer.

 

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Back Off! Leave the Earwax Alone

Back Off! Leave the Earwax Alone

Mining for gold is not always a good idea

The gooey, golden stuff that builds up inside your ears should stay there, according to national guidelines on earwax removal released today.

“Earwax is not intrinsically evil stuff, and consequently does not have to be removed merely because it’s present,” said Peter Roland, an ear, nose and throat doctor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. “In fact, it serves a function and so if you don’t need to take it out, you should just leave it alone.”

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