Authorities say an explosion that rocked a Wheat Ridge home was caused by the manufacturing of hash oil.
Marijuana-related calls to poison control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children.
A man whose home exploded and burned in Black Hawk in December faces arson and other charges.
Colorado’s police chiefs are gathering to talk about legal weed, everything from pot and highway safety to the dangers of home hash production.
One Colorado legislator said the state needs to clarify whether residents can manufacture hash oil in home laboratories, something the state’s attorney general said is illegal.
Colorado’s top law enforcement official says manufacturing high-potency marijuana oil is not legal under the state’s first-in-the-nation recreational marijuana law.
Butane hash claimed another home on the Front Range on Monday.
Investigators have confirmed a home explosion in Black Hawk on Sunday was caused by a man making hash oil.
A licensed marijuana caregiver has been convicted of letting others make hash oil through a dangerous process that caused an explosion at her home.
A jury has convicted a woman charged in connection with a house explosion in Carr caused by the production of a marijuana concentrate like hash oil or marijuana wax.