HMN- As marijuana users look to increase the THC factor in their product, they are also increasing the danger of Â butane explosion. Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is the chemical compound that creates the effect on the brain when smoking the drug. Marijuana users have reported altered perceptions of distance and time along with a heightened sensitivity to sights and sounds. Effects can vary from person to person and can differ with different marijuana and use by use. While some users may experience lowered inhibitions, contentment, and drowsiness, others may feel anxiety or paranoia. Imagine the users affinity to use a super THC compound that gets 60% of the THC from the process for new use. The extraction process to make the “honey-oil” uses butane as a solvent. Butane is a flammable gas that has a LEL of 1.6% and a boiling point of 31*F. Explosive gas at its best. First responders beware!
A Fresno Fire Department hazardous materials team removed material used to make â€œhoney oilâ€ from a home in central Fresno Tuesday afternoon.
The incident took place at Arthur and Cornell avenues, where the homeowner, who rents the house, said he came to the address to do lawn work and found materials used to process marijuana into the powerful drug.
The homeowner declined to provide his name.The manufacture of the drug is extremely dangerous, fire officials say, because butane is used and explosions often occur when the gas makes contact with a heat source.
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