With two “honey oil” operations exploding on the same day, we thought that now is a really good time to open the discussion regarding these clandestine and dangerous operations. The fact is, there is a lot of it going on in Humboldt. Not just in the “big cities”, but out in the countryside as well.
Why is this process so prevalent? Number one, it’s highly profitable. Nuff said. Number 2, this area has been inundated with folks showing up for the green rush. People from back east, the midwest, down south and even from foreign lands have flocked to the area to try and take a piece of the huge money pie. However, many of these folks aren’t very good at farming, and there’s a lot of inferior cannabis being produced by inexperienced and not very smart growers.
What is one to do when you can’t sell your product, even when it’s being produced in Humboldt? Just like the strip miners of the past in California, there’s always a way to turn a nice profit. The side effects are environmental destruction and dangerous conditions……but that can’t get in the way of profit folks!
These explosions happen every so often in the area, but we predict that they will become much more common. After all, with the “psuedo-legalization” going on there will be a huge market for edibles made with the honey oil extracted using butane. Cannabis profiteers know this, and they will produce what the public will pay for.
The only way for this ridiculous behavior to be lowered is to make it less profitable. So, when you’re buying cannabis products take a little time to research whether the producers are using the “best practices”. After all, cannabis may help relieve the pain your experiencing, but it can also make your pain seem meaningless in comparison to our local fish…..