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Making butane hash a
lethal mix in home drug labs

Los Angeles Times, by Joe Mozingo

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Posted By:Ribicon, 2/6/2014 10:32:19 PM

The "chef" hunkered over a batch of hash oil he was making in a kitchen in Redondo Beach, using a common but extremely dangerous method known as "open blasting." The 26-year-old meticulously stirred and heated the marijuana extract into the highest clarity, slowly producing "butane honey oil" that would be as clear and pure as amber. This potent type of hash, also called "wax," has taken off in the marijuana market with the rise of electronic cigarettes and other vaporizing devices. (Snip) And they bring on a soaring high even among longtime cannabis smokers who have a strong tolerance

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There must be a lot of gravely ill people out there in California. According to the article, people risk horrific burns (and 7 years in prison) to make the "medical marijuana" even more powerfully medicinal, though the result has the unintended side of effect of a greatly intensified high.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Smart11344, 2/6/2014 10:58:07 PM     (No. 9722646)

The unintended consequences of this "totally safe drug" is happening faster than I expected.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Newtsche, 2/6/2014 11:37:13 PM     (No. 9722684)

Perhaps the LA Times should offer some how-to videos on doing this safely instead of just enough written instructions to crisp neophyte cooks. Is showing up at the e.r. with 95 per cent burns a preexisting condition?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 2/7/2014 12:35:51 AM     (No. 9722713)

It now seems that everybody wants to fill that vacuous void left us by the untimely departure of Walter White.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 2/7/2014 2:58:20 AM     (No. 9722741)

The good news is all the explosion "victims" without other gainful employment are able to ply their new trade worry free because of the gift of obamacare. This must be what Nancy meant when she extolled the virtues of not having to be contstrained with an actual job in order to have insurance. Well, shine on you crazy diamonds, light the path for the rest of us.

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