Experts are extracting THC – the mind-bending chemical in marijuana – from plants and turning it into cannabis oil using highly-explosive chemicals.
Liquid THC has already sparked several blasts in US drug dens.
In scenes reminiscent of TV series Breaking Bad, dealers are *turning bedrooms into labs to bottle the liquid that’s four times as strong as dope. They then flog it to dealers who sell it on the streets.
Pot users are snapping up vials of it, pouring it into e-cig cartridges and smoking it, leaving police struggling to detect the liquid that has virtually no smell.
Our investigator met a cannabis dealer in Wigan, Lancs, after a tip-off that liquid THC was being sold on the streets. Offering our man 50ml of the stuff – also known as hash oil – for £20, he said: “It is the most powerful form of weed out there.
“When you think most weed contains 20-30% THC, this blows it out of the water. It is 80-95% pure. It’s the equivalent to about 100 spliffs.”
The oil, which has also been used by cancer patients to help with their symptoms, is made by dissolving marijuana in a canister filled with butane. It is then boiled and purified.
September 8, 2013
Daily Star (UK)
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