NBC Right Now Looks Into Effects of Marijuana Oil - ABC FOX MONTANA NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS - KTMF/KWYB

NBC Right Now Looks Into Effects of Marijuana Oil

Posted: Updated:
NBC Right Now is taking a closer look at a form of cannabis called marijuana oil after a Tri-Cities man admitted to ingesting it the night before he hit and killed a pedestrian while racing. NBC Right Now is taking a closer look at a form of cannabis called marijuana oil after a Tri-Cities man admitted to ingesting it the night before he hit and killed a pedestrian while racing.

YAKIMA, WA - NBC Right Now is taking a closer look at a form of cannabis called marijuana oil after a Tri-Cities man admitted to ingesting it the night before he hit and killed a pedestrian while racing.

The Drug Enforcement Administration explained that marijuana oil, which is also referred to as hash oil or honey oil is a very strong form of cannabis because of its high THC content.

Jodie Underwood a spokesperson for the DEA said they've seen purities as high as 73 percent, which can magnify hallucinating effects.

Hash oil can be consumed in a variety of ways including smoking, vaporization or by putting it in food.

"It provides a unique hallucinogenic experience," said Underwood. "The abuser receives effects of a high almost instantly as well as possible hallucinations."

There's also been several explosions and fires in homes that are producing marijuana oil. The blasts happen as people use butane to remove hash oil from marijuana.     

The state's new recreational pot law does not explicitly ban making hash oil at home for personal use as long as it does not involve more than one ounce of dried marijuana.
   

  • Regional NewsMore>>

  • Columbia Basin Badger Club Hosts Gun Initiatives Debate

    Columbia Basin Badger Club Hosts Gun Initiatives Debate

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:09:43 GMT
    Representatives from Gun Initiatives 591 and 594 spoke about changes the initiatives could make to gun laws.Representatives from Gun Initiatives 591 and 594 spoke about changes the initiatives could make to gun laws.
    The Columbia Basin Badger Club hosted a panel discussion Friday for Gun Initiatives 591 and 594.
    The Columbia Basin Badger Club hosted a panel discussion Friday for Gun Initiatives 591 and 594.
  • All WA, ID, MT, Albertsons stores affected by security breach

    All WA, ID, MT, Albertsons stores affected by security breach

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:37:54 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Earlier this month Albertsons announced a data breach affecting customers who shopped in their stores any time between June 22, 2014 and July 17, 2014. 
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Earlier this month Albertsons announced a data breach affecting customers who shopped in their stores any time between June 22, 2014 and July 17, 2014. Before Friday, it was unclear which stores were impacted, but fraud investigators with AB Acquisition LLC, the company Albertsons is using to provide complimentary consumer identity protection services to customers, says that the breach impacts all stores in Washington, Idaho, and Montana.
  • Scam Phone Calls Continue; IRS Identifies Five Easy Ways to Spot Suspicious Calls

    Scam Phone Calls Continue; IRS Identifies Five Easy Ways to Spot Suspicious Calls

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:22:12 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following was sent out by the Internal Revenue Service:The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert today providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS. 
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following was sent out by the Internal Revenue Service:The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert today providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS. These callers may demand money or may say you have a refund due and try to trick you into sharing private information. 
Powered by WorldNow

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.