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    Mar 2009

    CO - Steamboat Springs 'ear wax' explosion hospitalizes four

    'Ear wax' explosion sends 4 to hospital; Steamboat Springs condo damaged. (thedenverchannel.com)
    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. - Four people were injured in Steamboat Springs when a marijuana-hash concoction exploded, police said.

    Assistant Police Chief Bob DelValle told the Steamboat Pilot newspaper that police think the explosion happened as four teenagers, who were 15 to 18 years old, were making a marijuana concentrate called "ear wax."
    All four teens -- three boys and a girl -- were taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center and one of them was later flown to a Front Range hospital for further treatment, the newspaper reported.

    The process of turning marijuana into earwax hash involves using butane, according to Internet articles on the subject. The hash presumably gets its name from its resemblance to ear wax
    more, with pictures, at the links
    Josh Taylor, a resident on the bottom floor of the building, works at the Rocky Mountain Remedies marijuana dispensary in Steamboat. He said he frequently manufactures the ear wax marijuana concentrate at the dispensary and said the process involves using butane to extract the active ingredients from the marijuana. Heat also is used in the process.

    "It's such a volatile process," Taylor said, adding that precautions need to be taken when making the concentrate. "We have huge ventilation fans. We have no metal that will spark."
    4 transported to hospital after explosion at The Pines condominiums.(steamboattoday.com)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    New England
    Continues to amaze me that any teenagers (especially the male ones - sorry guys!) make it out of adolescence alive lol.
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