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Calif. county prosecutors get proactive on hash oil production

August 4, 2014
by Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Sacramento County, Calif., prosecutors are making county residents aware that the manufacturing of the highly concentrated form of THC known as hash oil is not protected under state laws such as the medical marijuana program.

The county's Office of the District Attorney has issued a media alert stating that the practice of making butane hash oil is widespread in the county and is illegal; it has caused several fires and explosions in neighborhoods. “The District Attorney's Office is committed to stemming this dangerous threat to people and property in our community and will continue to aggressively prosecute [butane hash oil] manufacturing and related crimes,” the statement reads.

The manufacturing of butane hash oil is not permitted under either California's Compassionate Use Act or its medical marijuana law.

The alert mentions that production of butane hash oil, a relatively simple and inexpensive process, has become widespread in states that have legalized recreational or medical use of marijuana or both.

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