Some kinds of homemade hash oil could be banned in Denver. A panel of city council members starts work Tuesday on an ordinance to make it a municipal violation to make hash oil at home using a solvent, such as butane.
Denver city officials are moving to ban the amateur use of a risky hash oil extraction process that has resulted this year in dozens of home explosions statewide.
Aurora and South Metro fire investigators blew the walls, windows and door off a small structure Wednesday during a demonstration of a home explosion caused by the illegal production of hash oil.
Three people have been charged in an illegal hash oil production that caused an explosion in April. Matthew Ackerman, 24, Danielle Cordova, 20, and Paul Mannaioni, 24, are each charged with processing or manufacturing marijuana concentrate, the Denver district attorney’s office announced Thursday.
The Q&A handles readers’ questions on cannabis matters. Topics include gun possession; hash styles; and DUID blood draws.
About two-and-a-half years ago I wrote an article entitled “The Danger of Dabs.” It got me more hate mail than just about anything I’ve written, presumably from the 710 crowd reading the title only and thinking I was vilifying the cannabis concentrate itself. Had they continued reading, they would have reached the point, which was this:
The San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hash oil operation discovered after a pitbull bit the groin of one of the people in the home Tuesday afternoon.
Two small children were in a Jefferson County townhouse that exploded while their parents were making a marijuana concentrate, Sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer said Sunday.
Three men accused of causing an explosion at a Denver duplex while trying to make marijuana hash oil have been charged with arson.
Authorities say three people trying to make marijuana hash oil caused an explosion that damaged their Denver duplex and left one of them injured.
Authorities say marijuana and hash oil were seized after raiding an illegal grow and processing lab in a rural area in central Colorado.
A California couple is hoping their harrowing experience will serve as a warning to others that using butane to make honey oil can be extremely dangerous
The DEA says that in Colorado, law breakers are hiding in plain sight as they grow high-quality marijuana and ship it to states where weed remains illegal.
An Arapahoe County judge refused Thursday to reduce the $1 million bond for a man accused of leading a ring suspected of illegally growing and selling marijuana out-of-state, despite objections from his lawyer who said the bust was politically motivated.
Colorado firefighters found a marijuana grow when they put out a fire in a smoking garage; authorities have not yet determined if the grow was licensed.
Police say an eastern Pennsylvania house fire led them to discover $350,000 worth of marijuana growing inside.
Prosecutors say two men have been indicted on assault charges in connection with an explosion at a marijuana grow house that killed a New York fire chief.
A June report by the DEA’s Denver division warns of potential dangers and annoyances posed by large-scale marijuana growing operations hidden in residential neighborhoods.
A recent trafficking bust near Washington, D.C. included 15 pounds of shatter, drawing attention to the proliferation of marijuana extracts. Butane hash oil, which typically contains 60-90 percent THC, retails for about $60 per gram in Colorado.
Sen. Rand Paul raises money for his presidential campaign with help from Colorado’s legal marijuana industry. Recreational marijuana has become legal in Oregon. There are stricter laws in the state of Colorado for making hash oil at home. Washington state has overhauled its marijuana tax structure.
Six months into Aurora’s venture of recreational marijuana sales, city officials say after a slow start everything is going about as well as could be expected. In January, the Colorado city collected about $103,000 in tax revenue and another $109,000 in February.
Authorities are blaming a destructive house fire in Thornton on a small marijuana growing operation in the basement.
“If it’s weed, it leads,” Denver city attorney Scott Martinez said in his opening statement at The Denver Post Marijuana Forum on June 17. Here are some of the more interesting take-aways from the event.
The world of weed is growing every day. Here’s a compendium of marijuana terms, from the plant to the many ways to consume it and the cannabis culture that surrounds it.
A proposal unveiled Friday by Denver city officials would spend new tax money from recreational marijuana sales to hire 22 employees to expand regulation, licensing and enforcement of the industry.