This is where the fun stops. When dealing with a stronger, more rapid high, you must consider the side effects. Marijuana has hallucinogenic properties, and wax, at its worst, can be extremely hallucinogenic.
A July Los Angeles Daily News feature on wax told the story of Josh, an 18-year-old who had to be hospitalized and eventually arrested following a bad experience with it. Just a few minutes after a taking a hit from a vaporizer, Josh immediately felt the effects, explaining that the movie he and his friends were watching "started to look 3D" and that he "kept seeing lights."
He added that he "felt like he was going to die."
Someone had to call his grandmother, who drove him to the hospital where his hands were handcuffed to a hospital bed. At the time of the article, Josh was still dealing with the aftermath, which included $7,000 in fines and a year of probation.
In June, CBS Detroit reported on two adults—both 36-years-old—who had to be hospitalized after suffering psychotic episodes. Children's Hospital of Michigan Regional Poison Control Center Director Susan Smolinske told CBS Detroit that both patients "were hallucinating," "experienced behavior changes" and "needed to be sedated because they were so agitated that they could not be controlled."