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Colorado Attorney General: Home Hash Oil Production Is Illegal


high times bay area cannabis cup entries 2013 dabs dabConcentrates, dabs, BHO, hash oil – whatever you call it, it’s becoming more and more popular everyday. Due to the increase in popularity, more and more people are making hash oil at home, which is a two edged sword. One one hand, people that are responsible and know what they are doing should be allowed to do whatever they want with marijuana. On the other hand, there are a lot of stupid people out there that, if given the opportunity to work with volatile chemicals, can hurt themselves and others. I’m sure we have all read stories about BHO explosions in houses, garages, and apartments. It’s a case of a handful of people ruining it for the rest of us that are responsible.

A lot of hash oil is being made in private residences across Colorado, which is something that is illegal in Colorado according to the Attorney General. Per 9 News:

Attorney General John Suthers said in a press release Tuesday:

Amendment 64 expressly prohibits an individual from making marijuana oil and unfortunately, Colorado is experiencing a real public safety issue as a result of unsafe and unlicensed manufacturing and production. The Blue Book made it clear that Amendment 64 allowed for the responsible and safe use of marijuana, so to decriminalize dangerous and unreasonable behavior in which people are getting hurt and houses are blowing up, defies the intent of the voters.

If a person is caught making hash oil at home without a license in Colorado, they can be charged with a felony. That’s a legal fact that I don’t think a lot of people know about. I think we will see more and more states legalize marijuana cultivation and possession in the future, but most if not all of them will ban home production of hash oil without a license. That is the case in my home State of Oregon, which recently voted to legalize marijuana.


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  1. Bottom line is blowing up and burning down apartments doesn’t help, whatever they want to call it.

  2. These f’n Idiot’s have been blowing up apartments and house all around Pugetopolis too. Always a few that ruin it for the many out of sheer stupidity.

  3. Yes, this practice from unlicensed individuals is bad. We got what we wanted when we can just go in and buy marijuana. You can still get it, from dispensaries. The legal way. Everyone is looking at colorado for proof that this is a good idea. So far imo it is a very good idea! But the unlicensed part makes everyone think very silly because of law breaking.

  4. With half a brain cell and a little reading, you can easily learn how to do it safely. I’m worried this will happen in MI but id hope co2 extraction would still be legal. BHO is a good clean way to consume medication, if done right.

  5. His argument that Amendment 64 prohibits making oil is shoddy at best. He relies on the idea that hash “oil” is a hemp product rather than a marijuana product.

  6. People poison themselves frequently with home mixed chlorine gas exposure yet it is not a felony to be stupid. I had a chemistry set and exploded my kitchen (and face and hands) but was not arrested and charged with a terrorist act. It seems that a few do ruin it for the rest of us but the laws themselves penalize the many for the misuse by the few.
    I would not criminalize making hash oil but I would penalize those that harm others in the pursuit of their own stupidity. If I had killed someone with my juvenile experiment I would have been punished by law but since I didn’t I only bear the scars on my face and hands and the burning in my backside from my fathers belt. The home repairs were completed before I was released from the hospital thankfully. Lesson learned. Adding a felony to the punishment would not have helped a thing.

  7. Too bad the dumb asses ruined it for many of the knowledgeable blasters but that’s the price we all have to pay.

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