A new bill passed by lawmakers will help make your neighborhood safer.
The bill focuses on hash oil, a highly concentrated liquid form of THC, the part of pot that makes you feel high. While some oil may sound harmless, the process to make it is anything but.
Last December, a Spokane man allegedly tried to make the oil in his car. Police say when he lit a cigarette, the car burst into flames, burning the man and his daughter.
Then, on January 31st, an apartment exploded because a person was allegedly using butane to make hash oil
"We were extremely fortunate in this case that nobody was killed," said Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer.
KXLY spoke to a medical marijuana dispensary owner who says he only buys from Seattle-area manufacturers dedicated to safely making hash oil.
"We don't take any donations from vendors who come in and have randomly made the stuff in their kitchen," said Joseph Corcoran, owner of Cured Collective. Corcoran said patients use the oil for extended pain relief.
"It lasts anywhere from four to 12 hours versus a shorter effect when you're smoking it," Corcoran explained.