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Feb 6, 2013 8:43 PM by John Reger

GQ: What is honey oil?

Recently we have reported on investigations on the Central Coast of home processing centers for illegal drugs. Butane is used in one of the processes and when police find high numbers of butane canisters on scene, they suspect honey oil is being made.

Tonight's Good Question is: What exactly is honey oil? Good Question.

Honey oil, also called hash oil, is a thick, concentrated paste made from flowering marijuana plants. Butane is used to heat and separate out the resins from the plant. The finished product collects into a texture ranging from a dark brown or black oil to a golden, gooey resin.

The oil is smoked and has the same active ingredient as pot, called THC, only purer. Marijuana is 2% to 5% percent THC while honey oil is 40% to 90%.

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