People who make marijuana hash oil with hazardous materials at home will face felony charges in Colorado, and online bullies will face harassment penalties with new state laws taking effect Wednesday.
Authorities are urging people to not make hash oil at home but to buy it in a store, legally. This comes after the dangerous problem of explosions, caused by people making hash oil, that’s becoming more common in Colorado.
Colorado lawmakers advanced a measure that would make it a felony to use explosive gases to make hash oil at home.
A bill to regulate hash oil extraction was debated in its first committee hearing at the state Capitol on Thursday. Supporters believe hash oil needs to be regulated but opponents believe the bill is unconstitutional.
A Colorado proposal to ban certain methods of making marijuana concentrates such as hash oil is up for its first test in the state Legislature.
Three suspects are in custody after allegedly shooting a girl and her dog outside a Target in Aurora.
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.