January 28, 2013
West Hollywood Explosion Blamed On Honey Oil Extraction
In the 1200 block of North Havenhurst Drive this past Friday, it occurred in an apartment building where two units are now red-tagged. The suspect is currently hospitalized for burns.
Since I didn't know what honey oil is, I had to do a little research. Honey oil is pretty much the same thing as hash oil, but lighter in color due to different extraction methods. Both products are made in an attempt to extract as much THC from the marijuana plant as possible. Here's a page that tells you how to make honey oil. The basic process of both honey and hash oil is to run some solvent across the marijuana, get rid of the solvent, and then what remains is your product. You will see on that web page that various solvents are ruled out as too dangerous or too hard to obtain (isopropyl alcohol, ether, chloroform) before they settle on butane as the safer choice! They use this device to run the butane across the marijuana. The author of those instructions never mentions it, but the second commenter reminds the readers that the butane method should be done outdoors in a well-ventilated area - not your effin' apartment in West Hollywood!
For those who would prefer to avoid fires and explosions while trying to extract THC, there is this method to make a glycerin tincture which involves nothing hotter than a Crockpot set to "warm." I imagine your home will reek after this process, so I suggest not doing it in your effin' West Hollywood apartment, but in a single-family residence or your cabin in the woods.
Another hash or honey oil explosion. This time in a cheap motel near Sea World in San Diego. Somebody was smoking a cigarette while using butane as a solvent. This is why they make mobile homes, so you can blow yourself up there without hurting other people.
Posted by: Ron's Log at Jan 31, 2013 9:45:56 AM