RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA (CBSLA.com) — Orange County officials say they’re catching more students using a new device to get high during class.
“I would say at least one out of two kids in school have one,” one high school student told CBS2/KCAL9 reporter Stacey Butler.
Electronic cigarettes, originally touted as a healthier way to replace regular cigarettes, are gaining popularity among high school and middle schools students, who often pair them with marijuana oil, or THC, to achieve a potent high, according to Deputy Clay Cranford, a South Orange County school resource officer. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is a chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s psychological effects.
When replaced with THC oil, the high allegedly can be 10 times more powerful than smoking home-grown marijuana.
Cranford says students are doing this “under the noses of teachers and parents because there is no smell…It heats up, vaporizes the fluid and you inhale…
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