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For someone who also tends to shop exclusively for organic products at the grocery store, it was also mentally comforting to know that no butane or other chemicals were used in the extraction. But until I get a substantial pay raise, I’ll stick to cheaper products so I can still afford my dinner.

Pro tip: Briefly clean the quartz drum with a Q-Tip between every hit. Every. Single. Hit. It helps cleans out the excess residue and butane taste to provide an all-natural flavor for each dab. It also helps avoid the massive coughing fits I’ve had from overly dirty or overheated dab rigs.

So what makes it so expensive? And is it worth shelling out the extra cash?

I’ve used the word “earthy” to describe flower before, but this THC-packed little nugget set a whole new standard. It tasted like someone ripped the plant up by the roots and somehow packed the entire thing — stems and seeds and all — into one rich, incredibly smooth toke.

I’m relatively new to concentrates, but dab rigs seem to be the most efficient way to smoke them. And I’m working it down to a cough-proof science: Apply a butane torch for about 20 seconds. Let it cool off for another 15 seconds. Drop in a sliver and take several slow breaths.

The result is a much more flavorful version of your standard bubble hash that looks much more like a thick, opaque earwax than traditionally translucent shatter dabs. It also takes more work to produce and typically creates a smaller yield — making it rare on the modern marijuana market.

That being said, a few tokes of this live hash rosin was the perfect complement to a four-hour weekday Hulu binge. It really didn’t take much to trigger a long-lasting buzz that simply felt more natural — with a much more clear-headed sort of high — compared to some other concentrates.

Objective: This study aims to gather direct estimates of mortality at older ages in two Latin American countries (Mexico and Costa Rica) using recent longitudinal surveys and to determine the socioeconomic status (SES) gradients for LE60.

Methods: Data were collected from independent panels of approximately 7,000 older adults followed over more than a decade ‒ the MHAS and CRELES surveys. The age-specific death rates were modeled with Gompertz regression, and thousands of life tables were simulated to estimate LE60 and its confidence interval.

Background: Some existing estimates suggest, controversially, that life expectancy at age 60 (LE60) of Latin American males is exceptionally high. Knowledge of adult mortality in Latin America is often based on unreliable statistics or indirect demographic methods.

Results: LE60 estimates obtained from MHAS and CRELES are similar to those obtained from traditional statistics, confirming the exceptionally high LE60 of men in the two countries. The expected gradients of higher LE60 with higher SES are not present, especially among males, who even show reverse gradients (some exaggerated by data issues).

Conclusions: Vital statistics correctly estimate elderly mortality in Mexico and Costa Rica. The higher-than-expected LE60 among Latin American males in general, and particularly among low-SES individuals, seems to be real; their determinants should be thoroughly investigated.