Hash Oil Operation Discovered After Pit Bull Bite To The Crotch
A butane hash oil manufacturing operation was recently discovered after police answered a call about an indecent dog bite. Apparently, a pit bull had bitten its owner in the groin area, specifically – his penis.
Police responded to the call, and deputy sheriff spotted the hash oil operation in man’s house. Sheriff’s Office in San Miguel stated that few butane bottles, several trays of suspected hash oil and other possibly hazardous materials were found in the house. Also, there was a large amount of blood in the house, according to the description of the event given by the deputies. The suspect was taken to a hospital, but his health condition is unknown.
Colorado legalized recreational marijuana, but homegrown hash oil operation is not necessarily legal. San Miguel County Sheriff, Bill Masters, claims that marijuana oil extraction operations are extremely dangerous, but there are active debates whether it is actually illegal. An investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and the Telluride Fire Department’s HazMat Team is still pending.
Butane is extremely flammable gas, and it is usually stored in a liquid form. In Colorado butane hash oil can legally be produced only in state-licensed and commercial-grade “closed-loop system.” This system ensures that flammable solvents stay under control. Also, people making butane hash oil must undergo complete criminal background checks and safety training.
Still, a number of criminals produce this oil in unsafe home environments. Apart from conducting illegal operations, these oil producers usually end up in flames, some of them never being able to recover from injuries.
In April, this year in Denver, Colorado, three persons were injured due to hash oil operation. Butane hash oil making is quite popular among drug users and producers. Several explosions were recently reported in Los Angeles, Oregon, San Diego and other US cities. Records show that states that have legalized marijuana for medical use reportedly have more cases of hash oil operations undergoing and misfortunate events.
Butane is used to help crystalize cannabis resins, and the unrefined residue of this process is referred to as actual butane-hash oil. To ensure that oil is free from butane, producers purge it in a vacuum chamber. Hash oil can be produced using other solvents like alcohol, acetone, ethanol and others.
As number of hash oil at-home-productions rises, so does the request for proclaiming it illegal and banned.