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quote: "Though dabbers believe BHO is the future of cannabis consumption, the movement could get derailed by its own popularity. From Southern California to Florida's west coast, dozens of novices have attempted to manufacture it, with disastrous results."

their: MIAMI NEW TIMES'

their_title: Butane Hash Oil: The Future of Pot

their_url: http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2013-10-24/news/bho-butane-hash-oil/

their_copy: In the past 12 months, BHO use has exploded across Florida and the rest of the nation. Tens of thousands of people are uploading videos to YouTube, Instagram, and Vine of themselves making and smoking the oil. Rap artists such as B-Real, Action Bronson, Wiz Khalifa, and Juicy J are spreading the BHO gospel, and even stodgy mainstream media outlets such as the Atlantic have published basic guides to "dabbing."

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Though dabbers believe BHO is the future of cannabis consumption, the movement could get derailed by its own popularity. From Southern California to Florida's west coast, dozens of novices have attempted to manufacture it, with disastrous results. These wannabe cooks have blown themselves up — knocking down walls, terrifying neighbors, and befuddling cops, who have mistaken the glass, steel, and aluminum tubes and explosive materials used in manufacturing BHO for bomb-making paraphernalia.

theirCTA: Read the full story here

our_copy: Hello — BHO isn’t worthy of a Breaking Bad-style drama. The inhaled vapor is less harsh than normal smoke, and it isn’t going to go anywhere, anyways. Decriminalizing just might take the manufacturer out of back-alley labs and make people less scared to do it properly. That means fewer explosions and accidents. Also, if Action Bronson co-signs, it’s gotta be fun, right? ;)

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Arielle Castillo is Fusion's culture editor, reporting on arts, music, culture, and subcultures from the streets on up. She's also a connoisseur of weird Florida, weightlifting, and cats.