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Bad news for butane hash-labbers

Bad news for butane hash-labbers

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Seeking to reduce the number of butane-fueled explosions around town, the Arcata City Council is clamping down on sales of the flammable gas. Last week, the council heard about its uses and dangers, and introduced an ordinance to regulate the sale, purchase and possession of butane. Arcata’s ordinance

Council to ponder butane possession and sale restrictions

Mad River Union CITY HALL – The Arcata City Council will discuss a possible ordinance to regulate the sale, possession and/or use of butane at its meeting Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 736 F St. Butane is used in processing concentrated tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). A staff report states that it is “prevalent in

Firefighters change tactics for hash lab fires

Humboldt Bay Fire EUREKA – The manufacture of concentrated cannabis-related products (e.g. “hash labs”) is causing significant public safety challenges within our community. Concentrated cannabis, known as “shatter,” “wax,” “dabs,” “honey” or various other names is commonly produced using a solvent extraction technique to draw THC out of marijuana plant material. In this process butane