One man’s feat just showed the world that you can’t die from cannabis overdose. What he did was not just smoked a regular cannabis joint, mind you, but smoked a 22.5-g dab in four minutes of continuous dab hit!
What is a Dab?
Dabbing, for those who don’t understand this popular craze, gives a more powerful effect compared to simply smoking a joint. Dabs are made by extracting THC from the plant using butane gas as its solvent. Once you have the extract (also called butane hash oil or dab), you smoke it using either a pen vaporizer or a bong.
Dabs contain a very high concentration of THC at about 70% to 90%, so you can expect its effects to be even more potent than a regular joint. Once you inhaled its vapors, you get a speedy, very powerful high, so care should be taken especially if it’s going to be your first dab. A little dab can go a long way, as they say, so go slow.
For Mountain Man, however, a little dab was not enough.
Setting a Record – Cannabis Overdose ?!
Ever think of what consuming 22.5 grams of cannabis will do to you in just four minutes? It sounds like a lot! Surely, no one is that brave enough to consume that much cannabis.
But Mountain Man did. He didn’t just smoke a regular joint; he smoked 22.5 grams of dab at a 2015 event hosted by a cannabis club in Denver, Colorado.
During the session, Mountain Man took no breaks to catch his breath, except for a brief 20-second pause where he held his breath to prepare the second dab on the red-hot nail. Then he got right back to it and finished the last 11-gram stretch. Mountain Man just inhaled pure THC vapor in four minutes, a continuous dab hit that earned him the “World’s Biggest Dab Hit” record.
So what happened later?
He coughed some; his body shook; and he was red all over from the coughing. But after resting for a while, he was back on his feet. Mountain Man survived the biggest dab hit witnessed by man.
Indeed, it was insanity at its finest, as the man who ran the dab rig said.
Cannabis overdose doesn’t kill. There are no records yet that prove it does. In fact, as stated in the 1988 cannabis rescheduling petition, you would have to consume about 1,500 pounds of cannabis within 15 minutes for the lethal dose to kill you, an amount way too large for an average dose (about 20,000 to 40,000 times higher)…an impossible amount no normal person can consume in one sitting.
An average dose of cannabis won’t induce a lethal response, and Mountain Man’s 2015 feat of 22.5-g dab in four minutes is a documentation of that.