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Posted on: March 5, 2020

[ARCHIVED] ESF and EPD Expose the Dangers of Butane Hash Oil

With two recent incidents of butane hash oil manufacturing explosions causing fires and injuries, Eugene Police and Eugene Springfield Fire EMS are hoping to provide information to our community. If anyone knows of anyone who is producing butane hash oil, please call and report it to 541.682.5111. You may remain anonymous by letting the call taker know you do not wish to be named. EPD and ESF and taking this step to prevent tragedies from happening.

 

The manufacturing of butane hash oil is extremely dangerous and illegal (Class A Felony level for explosions). People doing this expose their entire neighborhoods to explosion and fires, not only themselves. 

 

BHO products are made by using butane, which is flammable, during an extraction process. There’s risk of  explosions, severe burns and deaths, as well property damage. This exposes neighbors to possible explosions and/or fires. A person making this substance exposes others to danger of physical injury or property damage they can be charged with ORS 475B.359, which is a Class A Felony, punishable up to 20 years of incarceration, and a $375,000 fine.


475B.359 Arson incident to manufacture of cannabinoid extract in first degree

From the Oregon Revised Statutes:

475B.359 Arson incident to manufacture of cannabinoid extract in first degree. (1) As used in this section:

      (a) “Property” has the meaning given that term in ORS 164.005.

      (b) “Property of another” and “protected property” have the meanings given those terms in ORS 164.305.

      (2) A person commits the crime of arson incident to manufacture of a cannabinoid extract in the first degree if, by knowingly engaging in the manufacture of a cannabinoid extract, the person causes a fire or causes an explosion that damages:

      (a) The protected property of another person;

      (b) Any property, whether the property of the person or the property of another person, if the fire or explosion recklessly places another person in danger of physical injury or the protected property of another person in danger of damage; or

      (c) Any property, whether the property of the person or the property of another person, if the fire or explosion recklessly causes serious physical injury to a firefighter or peace officer acting in the line of duty relating to the fire or explosion.

      (3) Arson incident to manufacture of a cannabinoid extract in the first degree is a Class A felony.

      (4) This section does not apply to a licensee that is authorized under the laws of this state to engage in the manufacture of cannabinoid extracts. [2017 c.21 §9]

ORS 475B.359
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