What's the legal impact of possession? I'm seeing more and more kids using these in Wayzata.
Brass Knuckles is a type or brand of cannabis (marijuana) vape cartridge. They are flavored cannabis oil distillate (which is a marijuana concentrate, making it a felony charge in the state of Minnesota).
They come in cartridge form, with a full gram of marijuana concentrate and pride themselves on offering "the ultimate flavor experience and the most potent THC available". They come in flavored concentrates, ranging from banana to Girl Scout Cookie.
The one pictured, for example, is the Skywalker OG Cartridge, which is described on the Brass Knuckles website as "a indica-dominant hybrid that will send users to a galaxy far, far away. Combining both fruity blueberry aroma with the earthly flavors, this strain delivers a euphoric sedation while uplifting users."
Using a vape pen or e-cigarette device to consume cannabis concentrate is often referred to as 'dabbing'. Given the highly concentrated intake of the potent THC (the active ingredient in marijuana), the affects to the user may be much more significant than plant marijuana use. Many issues after use have been reported as hallucinations, anxiety, panic attacks, paranoia and other psychological symptoms. They have also been found to be highly addictive because of the euphoric high.
Vape pens in general are very discrete and because of the flavored added, it is often hard to decipher between nicotine vape oil and marijuana vape oil. Even though they may seem to be less harmful than traditional smoking, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
For even more information about vaping, check out this post from our friends at Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.