How cannabis extraction labs caused explosions in Edmonton?

According to a Police report, the Cannabis extraction has caused fires at two Edmonton houses last month. The fires were caused by Cannabis extraction labs. Police are asking inhabitants to be careful about the illegal activities in their neighbourhood, after taking down these two operations.

Sgt. Guy Pilon with the Edmonton Police Service’s Clan Lab Response Team said that, “I’m not sure whether this is a trend or whether this is only a peculiarity we’re getting on to, I don’t know. Surely it’s the matter of concern that it’s happening in residential neighbourhoods and these blasts are very powerful.”

What in the labs actually caused explosions?

These labs segregate tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, from cannabis to deliver cannabis oil or a highly concentrated form of THC called “shatter” or “nectar oil”. It tends to have much higher potencies than dried flowers. According to Health Canada, butter, wax, honeycomb, and rosin

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