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Adolescent Drug Terminology

Information to help children and parents be aware, stay safe, and communicate.

Carts (AKA Tanks)
Vaping carts or cartridges have become a popular way to use cannabis, nicotine and CBD. They are usually sold pre-filled with concentrates that attach to a base (battery). The base heats the concentrate when activated to create a cannabis and nicotine aerosol that is then inhaled. Typically the cannabis concentrate is much stronger than cannabis flower. Disposable nicotine carts (nic carts) are known as 1.5′, 2’s, and 2.5’s. (2K=2000 hits) A sign of problematic use could be when someone is using a cart.

Vape (Dab) Pens
Usually refers to a cannabis vaping device similar to carts. Often these pens are smaller than carts, disposable, and activated by inhaling instead of pushing a button. Technically, vape pens contain cannabis liquid while dab pens use stronger concentrated cannabis wax, but the two are often referred to interchangeably.

Kratom is a tropical tree native to Southeast Asia. It can be taken as a tablet, capsule, or extract. It can even be ingested as a tea. In low doses it can provide alertness, or physical energy but with regular consumption and at higher doses it can cause addiction and acts more as a sedative. It is listed as a Drug and Chemical of Concern by the DEA. It can cause psychosis, hallucinations, delusions and confusion.

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Adolescent Drug Terminology
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