Since recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado, fire departments around the state have battled an unanticipated problem — fires linked to people trying to extract hash oil from marijuana in their homes.
Authorities in southwestern Colorado say they have discovered a suspected home hash oil operation after responding to a dog-bite call.
A man suspected of starting a hash oil explosion that damaged the apartment he was living in with his two children told police he learned about the process online.
Authorities are investigating a hash oil explosion at a home in Leadville.
Grand Junction police are investigating the second suspected hash oil explosion this month.
An explosion that rocked an apartment in Aurora sent the two men living inside to the hospital for burns.
The task force on Amendment 64 will make its first recommendations to the governor on Tuesday. It will release 29 proposals on how to regulate marijuana in the state.
The marijuana sold in Colorado dispensaries is exponentially stronger than what people smoked decades ago. Advances in technology and growing techniques have produced a more potent product.