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2015 hash oil explosions in Colorado (6 so far)

1) 1/26/2015 Hash oil blamed for Larimer County explosion http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/hash-oil-blamed-for-lari...

2) 2/4/2015 Fire in Arvada leads to double discovery -- hash oil and pot plants http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_27469447/fire-arvada-leads-double-disc...

3) 2/26/2015 Hash oil attempt leads to fire, injury in northeast Colorado Springs http://coloradosprings.com/hash-oil-attempt-leads-to-fire-injury-in-nort...

7 conversations you should have before extracting THC with compressed flammable gasses at your home

So you've got some pot and some butane? Hold on there, you should probably talk to some people* before you get started.

1. Ask your homeowner's (or renter's) insurance agent if accidents involving cannabis extraction will be covered by your policy. Purchase the necessary coverage if you don't have it. Umbrella coverage might be wise, if you have neighbors--see item 4.

2. Ask your health insurance provider for the preferred burn unit in your area and post a visible sign for emergency responders.

2014 hash oil explosions in Colorado (17 is less than 32)

updated 01/02/2015: In May 2014, the Associated Press reported that we'd had 31 explosions "so far" in 2014. By December 31 the official count, as reported again by the AP, was 32.

In the same January to May time period, Colorado's own local media had only reported on a dozen incidents, and about a half-dozen more trickled in during the last 7 months of the year. Keep in mind that you can't have a shed fire, a grill fire, a garage fire, a turkey fire or even a hash-oil fire in Colorado without it making at least 2 local evening news outlets.

5 Really Great Reasons To Blow Butane Hash Indoors


Some people still haven't discovered all the advantages of open blasting so I thought I'd recap a few of them.

1. Getting sued for property damages and injuries/death is a great way to get ahead.


2. You like to think of recovery from 2nd and 3rd-degree burns as a character-enhancing personal challenge.


Colorado Rec MJ Tax Calculator


Save a copy and mess with it yourself.

This one is configured with Denver's expected rates: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnyGw5iKTcPFdDRZM1I4c21OWDR...

Boulder's total combined sales tax rate is 8.21%. The state's share of that is 2.9%.

On the ballot, in 2 measures are 4 separate taxes:
15% State Excise
10% State Sales
5% Boulder Excise
3.5% Boulder Sales

Highlights of 2012

Highlights of 2012:

Colorado's counties, greenest to meanest

Yes on 64, Please!

Cannabis use in Colorado was first prohibited by the state legislature in 1917; the US Government didn't follow up with a national ban until 1937. Contrary to the claims made by opponents of Amendment 64, we're under no obligation as a state to criminalize marijuana merely because there is an antiquated US law doing the same.

Regulatory notes on Caregiving, November 2011

This document is neither 100% comprehensive nor guaranteed to be current. Please seek professional legal assistance prior to beginning any new endeavor.


Amendment 20: (i.e. 18:14)


Election update: November 2011

The November 2011 odd-year election brings new attempts to push Local Options or tax measures in 8 cities and 1 county.

Roughly 27 centers and 11 IPM licensees are on the chopping block in Oak Creek, Palisade, Steamboat Springs, Fort Collins and the whole of Routt County. All are voting on local options which would close their existing facilities, ending safer local access to medicine for the 12,000 patients represented in these areas. Almost 10% of the registry stands to lose local access to marijuana through MMCs during this election season.

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