A new trend in marijuana consumption has emerged. Marijuana is now being consumed in wax, oil, and butter form. These concentrated forms of marijuana are highly potent with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the active ingredient that gets users “high” when they use marijuana.
The process of creating waxes and oils can be very dangerous. The most common method involves using butane to extract the THC from the marijuana plant. The maker uses a cylinder tub filled with marijuana and butane. The butane extracts the THC from the marijuana leaving an oil or wax-like substance at the end.
Butane is highly flammable. Broward County and other areas in South Florida have seen an increase in fires due to THC concentrate manufacturing. Law enforcement officers look for signs like large orders of butane and cylinder tubing to local homes as a sign of manufacture.
Legally speaking, THC concentrate possession can lead to consequences that are much more serious than simply possessing the green leafy substance. Essentially, possessing less than 20 grams of marijuana as a plant is classified as a misdemeanor. Possessing any amount, even a small dab, of marijuana concentrate, however, is a felony.
Finding an Attorney for THC Concentrates in Broward County, FL
Possessing marijuana concentrate is punished far more harshly than simply possessing the plant. Understanding your rights as these new laws regarding THC concentrates emerge will be imperative. If you or someone you know has, unfortunately, been charged with THC concentrate possession, speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney who will fight for your best defense.
Call (305) 928-1669 now to speak one-on-one with Evan Hoffman to find out more about marijuana concentrate possession.
The Hoffman Firm handles cases in Broward County, in cities like Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, Pompano Beach, Weston, Sunrise, Miramar, Margate, Coconut Creek, Dania Beach, Hallandale Beach, Coral Springs, and Pembroke Pines, Florida.