Hash oil explosions lead to community danger, DA says

12th July, 2014 by

By Randy Wyrick

AVON — Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry has taken off with a bang, in some cases literally. Fiery explosions often ensue as pot users try to extract the drug’s intoxicating oil using crude home-based laboratories. The explosions can result in painful burns, felonies, or both. Take Joshua Rosenbaum, for example. Police say Rosenbaum, 22, blew an 8-foot hole in the kitchen drywall of his Liftview apartment in Avon. Rosenbaum was trying to produce hash oil, but instead produced an explosion when butane gas ignited. Some prosecutors are charging hash cookers with felonies, while others say hash oil production is protected under …

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