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.

Where is the Associated Press hiding the extra 15 unsubstantiated "butane hash oil explosions" that supposedly happened from Jan to May? Are they intentionally conflating "arrests" with "explosions" to make the number look greater? Would it be difficult for journalists to ask the RMHIDTA to substantiate their federally-subsidized numbers before nationally syndicating articles based on so little evidence? Amendment 64 didn't stop law enforcement from lying about cannabis--if anything they're doubling down on stupid around here.

original post: Contrary to too many reports to count, there haven't been 30+ explosions in Colorado so far this year. 17 as of December 15, this post will be updated:

1) 2/9/2014 Aurora Apartment Explosion Injures 2
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2014/02/09/aurora-apartment-explosion-injures-2/

2) 3/2/2014 Hash oil explosion shakes building, rattles neighbors http://www.krdo.com/news/hash-oil-explosion-shakes-building-rattles-neig...

3) 3/9/2014 Monument Inn Explosion Likely Caused by Marijuana Butane Hash Oil http://www.krextv.com/story/monument-inn-likely-caused-by-marijuana-buta...

4) 3/23/2014 Two arrested on hash oil charges following explosion http://kdvr.com/2014/03/23/two-arrested-following-explosion-at-denver-home/

5) 3/28/2014 3 men charged with arson for allegedly triggering explosion while making hash oil with butane gas http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/3-men-charged-with-arson...

6) 3/28/2014 Police suspect 2nd case of hash oil blast; one man injured http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/articles/police-suspect-2nd-case-of-hash-...

7) 4/23/2014 Grow Operation Legality In Question After Explosion Sends 3 To Hospital http://denver.cbslocal.com/2014/04/23/grow-operation-legality-in-questio...

8) 04/27/2014 Two children caught in marijuana oil explosion http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_25648201/explosion-small-fire-at-jeffc...

9) 04/30/2014 Hash oil causes explosion in home http://www.leadvilleherald.com/free_content/article_f04ab63e-cf2f-11e3-8...

10) 05/14/2014 Man hurt in explosion; hash oil manufacturing items found http://www.wblxlocal.com/news/235582-man-hurt-in-explosion-hash-oil-manu...

11) 05/15/2014 Two arrested after suspected hash-oil explosion in Manitou Springs apartment http://m.gazette.com/two-arrested-after-suspected-hash-oil-explosion-in-...

12) 05/19/2014 Avon man arrested after ‘hash oil’ blast http://www.vaildaily.com/news/11486077-113/hash-oil-ticer-avon

13) 07/17/2014 House Fire Under Investigation http://themtnear.com/2014/07/house-fire-under-investigation/

14) 10/26/2014 Fire officials: Hash oil explosion to blame in Oct. 26 house fire http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/fire-officials-hash-oil-explosio...

15) 11/28/2014 1 injured, others seen fleeing after hash oil explosion http://www.9news.com/story/news/local/2014/11/28/drug-task-force-part-of...

16) 12/01/2014 Hash oil extraction blamed for Black Hawk explosion, fire http://kdvr.com/2014/12/01/hash-oil-extraction-blamed-for-black-hawk-exp...

17) 12/15/2014 Marijuana extraction caused house explosion, police say http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/local/2014/12/17/marijuana-extracti...