Upper Hutt motel explosion caused by butane hash oil mishap – police

By May 19, 2020 Recent News

Stuff co.nz 10 October 2019
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“Butane is used to reduce cannabis to a honeycomb-like substance called BHO – short for either butane honey oil or butane hash oil. The oil is smoked and typically has HIGHER concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the principal psychoactive substance in marijuana – than dried cannabis.”

An explosion that rocked an Upper Hutt motel complex and put one person in hospital was caused by someone making cannabis oil, police believe.

On Thursday a 44-year-old man was arrested on charges of arson and producing the drug. He is expected to appear in the Hutt Valley District Court on October 24 in relation to the explosion at Trentham Motel in September.

Cannabis oil is often produced with the use of flammable solvents such as butane. There have been several incidences of life-threatening explosions being caused by people producing cannabis oil using this method.

According to the New Zealand Drug Foundation butane is used to reduce cannabis to a honeycomb-like substance called BHO – short for either butane honey oil or butane hash oil.

The oil is smoked and typically has higher concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the principal psychoactive substance in marijuana – than dried cannabis.
READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/116203757/upper-hutt-motel-explosion-caused-by-butane-hash-oil-mishap–police

The production of a highly-concentrated cannabis oil using butane gas has caused several life-threatening explosions in Nelson, prompting a warning from emergency services about the dangers. Emergency services have attended four explosions caused by manufacturing cannabis oil using butane gas in Nelson-Tasman in the past 15 months.

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  • Tyler clark says:

    This site is a joke! Yea there are downsides to cannabis however the current system is doing what? Using tax payers money to keep users in prison? Personally it was ALOT harder to get alcohol as you had to be 18 to get it yet cannabis was the easiest as there’s no regulation on who buys it, sells it or consumes it. The people who have made this site have absolutely no idea, as it seems no matter what argument is presented their opinion will always be biased towards the taboo of consuming cannabis. I’ve looked into both sides of the argument and I think the best thing to do is legalise. 1. It’s harder for young people to get as there won’t be as much sold on the black market. 2. My tax money won’t be used to lock up someone growing/ consuming a plant. 3. Police won’t be wasting time on catching dope smokers. 4. The government gets revenue from sales .5. alcohol and tobacco are far more damaging. 6. I still think police should come down hard on dealers. I think you need to wake up and actually read the proposed bill and you might see that it’s not just a free for all and that it will be highly regulated. It just means I can do the same thing I and many people have always done and smoke cannabis without worrying about being convicted. So maybe do some research and stop being bias, maybe just maybe you should try it! Who knows it might change your mind! Anyway don’t reck this opportunity for those of us who would like to make our own choice for ourselves and instead educate people about the downsides and the many upsides of this plant God gave us to use! If you can’t then maybe just don’t vote and don’t use it! VOTE YES! LEGALISE CANNABIS!

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