Denver leaders consider ban on hash oil production in city; medical users fight move

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DENVER -- At three years old, Brian Wilson's daughter has seizures often. Lured by medical marijuana, the Wilson's moved to Colorado earlier this year.

"Her seizures could kill her," Wilson said.

Tuesday, Denver's City Council considered outlawing the very thing Wilson needs to keep his daughter's seizures under control. The city is considering banning the marijuana hash oil extraction process that has caused nearly 50 explosions this year.

"My daughter's health depends on it," Wilson said. He made his plea to the council which ultimately decided to take the proposed law under advisement.

Wilson says the process he uses is different than the process which has caused the explosions. Wilson also says he must perform the process himself because he says he cannot rely on a store's ingredients since they could be detrimental to his daughter's health.

 

2 comments

    • Mary

      As I understand it, there are safer ways to do it (and this father apparently uses one of them) – but they aren’t as CHEAP. I understand the need for CBD oil – but I also understand that the explosions which have happened to date have endangered more than just that one home or apartment – and I don’t believe multiple lives should be put at risk.
      I can propose 2 alternatives: 1) allow those (like this father) to demonstrate the safety of the method to a proper authority and get a license to create the oil using that method (and face criminal charges if they use an unapproved method) – or to allow companies which have the proper equipment and safety measures in place to SAFELY create the oil to “rent space” for those who want to extract their own (under supervision if necessary).

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