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.
Nicholas Broms was trying to squeeze a better high from marijuana when his Oregon condo caught on fire. An explosion knocked out a wall, blew out his sliding glass door and torched his arms.