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Hash extraction techniques send scores to emergency rooms

by KPCC Staff | Take Two®

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File: Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles. David McNew/Getty Images

There have been plenty of reports about the dangers of manufacturing meth. But now, physicians are seeing patients with terrible burns incurred from working with marijuana. They're manufacturing a product called butane hash.

KPCC began reporting the trend in March 2013, Vice Media posted a hash oil video last July and NPR picked up the story earlier this year.

For more on what this is and why it's so dangerous to make, we turn to Joe Mozingo of the LA Times who recently wrote about it.

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