Butane honey oil, also known as butane hash oil (BHO) or dabs, is a marijuana extract that’s heated with a butane torch until all the plant matter is burnt away, leaving a sticky, wax-like resin that contains a high concentration of THC. Smoking this form of the drug produces a more intense high. This form of smoking, called “dabbing,” is done by heating up a special pipe (often with a small butane torch) until it’s red hot, then using a tool to touch the resin to the inside of the pipe. This produces a smoke instantly that is then quickly inhaled.
Hash oil, also known as honey oil or cannabis oil, is an oleoresin obtained by the extraction of cannabis or hashish. It is a cannabis concentrate containing many of its resins and terpenes – in particular, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), and other cannabinoids. There are various extraction methods, most involving a solvent, such as butane or ethanol. Hash oil is usually consumed by smoking, vaporizing or eating. Hash oil may be sold in cartridges used with pen vaporizers.
Butane Hash Oil labs are literally exploding across the USA and Canada. They create a very dangerous hazard for all first responders as well as neighbors and occupants of structures where BHO is being extracted. By introducing butane into the extraction process a very dangerous situation is created. BHO labs are exploding and causing deaths, injuries, and property damage all around the country. BHO labs have their own unique set of officer safety hazards and investigative techniques.