There have been more than two dozen hash oil explosions in Colorado this year, and just as many injuries. So firefighters wanted everyone to actually see how dangerous the hash oil trend can be.
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.
Two people are facing arson and child abuse charges after police say there was a hash oil explosion inside their apartment in Manitou Springs.
Authorities in southwestern Colorado say they have discovered a suspected home hash oil operation after responding to a dog-bite call.
The opening months of Colorado’s first-in-the-nation recreational marijuana industry have seen a rise in fiery explosions and injuries as pot users try to make the drug’s intoxicating oil in crude home-based laboratories.
Colorado lawmakers neared agreement Monday on a series of marijuana spending and regulation plans, all modest proposals compared with last year’s splashy set of pot bills to regulate the state’s new industry.
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.
More than a dozen explosions in the Denver area so far this year are being blamed on people cooking hash oil.
Investigators in Aurora say a butane canister used to cook hash oil exploded over the weekend and injured two men.
Colorado Springs police say a man trying to make hash oil with a butane torch in his bathroom caused an explosion that significantly damaged his apartment.