Intro to Butane Hash Oil

Intro to Butane Hash Oil

THE KID: I’m the Kid. I write Vice’s Sunday
weed column. I love weed so much that
I decided to make a whole show about it. When I started it last fall,
I had no idea that weed was about to be legalized
in two states. All kinds of subcultures came
to light, but the most fascinating one was also
the fastest growing– butane hash oil, an extract
that’s pure THC. Welcome to Weediquette. THE OIL GUY: I first started
smoking weed in 1988 when my big brother took me out in his
Volkswagen bus into a big oil field, handed me a bong full of
schwag, and said here, hit this until you throw up. So I did. And I threw the fuck
up in the field. I definitely smoked oil in the
’94 for the first time. I was at a fucking Rainbow
Gathering. This dude passed me a bong
and said here, light it. And then I hit that. At least a minute or two later
I was definitely– it was the most psychedelic
experience I’d ever had on weed at that point. I asked him, what is going on? He said there’s honey
oil on it. That was my introduction
to hash oil. Dabbing is basically having a
dabber, which is something needle-like to grab the
oil and apply it whatever you’re using. Generally titanium, but you can
also use quartz, and you can use glass. Take my blow torch. Heat up my titanium. Inhale. Done. THE OIL GUY: That’s
a tough question. It really depends on what
you’re looking for. Where flowers were for me, they
aren’t for me anymore. I like the way oil’s
intensity works. I like the way, when you
first hit it, you get kind of a rush. Every single time I hit
oil, I get high. I can hit it 30, 40 times
in a day, and I’m still getting higher. -There has been an explosion– -A massive explosion– -An explosion leads police
to a drug lab. What was being made in this
garage drug lab behind me? Something called butane honey
oil, a very toxic and highly concentrated– -Inside this garage behind a
home, investigators believe a man has been cooking marijuana,
a highly dangerous procedure similar
to cooking meth. THE OIL GUY: You can see that
it’s become more popular because when you look in the
news every other day, people blowing each other up. It was basically just idiots
not knowing what they’re playing with. They would take a bunch of weed,
and they would take a bunch of butane, put it into a
big fat dish, and throw it on the stove and think it’s
going to purge it. And then, yeah, you blow up your
fucking house real fast. There’s great videos on YouTube
of people doing that. -It just goes in like that. -See that? -You squish
it down. Make sure– [EXPLOSION] -Fuck! -The house is on fire! The house is on fire! [EXPLOSION] -Oh my g– THE OIL GUY: Oh that’s great. Little kids doing it. That’s one of the best
videos ever. The way to do it is you
get a tube packed with a bunch of weed. You want glass. Generally, people use
the turkey basters. And make sure it’s the right one
with the needle attachment that your can of butane
perfectly fits into. And blast. It basically just sends butane
right through the tube. On the bottom, you want
a coffee filter. And I put a mesh screen
around that with a metal band tightener. Boom. Into a Pyrex dish. And it all comes out
into a nice puddle. So you use your butane
to extract your THC. And you want to remove the
butane because you don’t want to smoke butane. So you purge. You want to basically put
your bowl that you blasted into in hot water. It’s going to have an initial
really violent reaction. When that’s done, it’s going
to be still reacting but really, really slowly. Now, some people throw
it in the oven. Some people go right to
vac at that point. In this one, we went
right to vac. What that does is it keeps the
oil in a really viscous state and then it helps the purge. THE KID: So we’re about to have
a little taste of the yield of the process
we just witnessed. THE OIL GUY: It came
out to shatter. This is something you
try to attain THE KID: And that looks like
kind of a really big fucking dab right there, too. [BONG BUBBLING] THE OIL GUY: Come on. [BONG BUBBLING] THE OIL GUY: Keep going. [BONG BUBBLING] THE OIL GUY: There you go. You got it. See? When you purge correctly,
it’s nice and smooth, no matter how big it is. THE KID: Yeah. It tastes really good. THE OIL GUY: Yeah. THE KID: No chemically
taste at all. Tastes like pure,
pure hash oil. THE OIL GUY: Yeah. THE KID: Cheers. THE OIL GUY: Word. THE KID: Wow. This guy opened my eyes to a
totally new way to get high off of weed. One that gets you just so much
god damn higher than smoking it normally. For such an awesome substance,
BHO has a pretty serious dark side. I wanted to find out how the
authorities were looking at this explosive new form
of hash extraction. [PHONE RINGING] [COUGHING] THE KID: So what are some of the
experiences you’ve had as a cop regarding BHO
in your area? LT. RICK KO: We first saw one of the
large explosions in 2009 from a BHO lab. And then we’ve also seen an
expansion of finding evidence related to BHO labs, and it’s
growing in popularity. THE KID: Yeah, I get you man. And what are the differences
between BHO and other drug epidemics, like meth labs? LT. RICK KO: Having a BHO lab and
a meth lab are the same. If you’re using a volatile
chemical that’s highly explosive and highly flammable
by people that are often using marijuana or BHO, makes for a
very dangerous combination. THE KID: What are some of
the dangers of BHO? Can you give us– [COUGHING] THE KID: Can you give
us an example of a particularly bad explosion? LT. RICK KO: One was so violent
that it blew the house partially off it’s foundation
and created a huge fire. THE KID: All right. All right. And what do you think
about Colorado? LT. RICK KO: I think Colorado’s
going to be very sorry that they passed that law within
a year or two. We’ve seen people smoking and
having a good time at a party atmosphere, but when you start
having people producing it next door to you, you’re going
to have people that are going to try to take that
marijuana or the profits from that marijuana. -Yeah, of course. You guys want some dabs? THE KID: Yeah. I’ll take a dab. So we’re here in Denver
at the Cannabis Cup. And man, if we thought that
dabbing was a growing trend, then we didn’t see
shit before this. Because there are seriously
dozens of bars everywhere with, like, the most elaborate
dabbing glass. And they’re just doling
out dabs. And we’re about to go check
out a couple of the places that are doing this and
take a few dabs. I went down to Denver for the
first ever Cannabis Cup held on US soil in a state that
legalized weed just last year and has quickly become
America’s weed mecca. Here BHO is big business, and
we checked out totally legal operations dedicated to making
shit tons of it, which they distribute to local
dispensaries. We’re here with Daniel DeSailles
at the Top Shelf Extracts in Denver, Colorado. How long have you guys been
in business over here? DANIEL DESAILLES: We’ve been
in business about two and a half years now. What usually happens is a
dispensary will contract us to process their trim
from their grows. THE KID: OK. So you’re using– DANIEL DESAILLES: Most of them
can’t process in-house. THE KID: And how much
BHO do you guys pump out in a given week? DANIEL DESAILLES: Approximately
three to four pounds of it. DEREK: It’s great to be able to
make this at home, but it’s also awesome to be able to come
into a laboratory and take those extra steps
in getting professional equipment. And we have a $15,000 turbomolecular vacuum pump here– THE KID: Right. DEREK: –that’s used
for laboratory– THE KID: That’s obviously
better. DEREK: –research. We’re at a forefront of a
movement that allows us to work like this. Everything is all under the
supervision of the Colorado medical marijuana enforcement
agency. THE KID: Right. DEREK: Every gram of this
is accounted for. I would expect nothing less. We’re in the middle of– THE KID: Right. DEREK: –legalizing a product
that has been illicit for 60, 70 years. THE KID: Yeah, there’s got
to be a lot of control. DEREK: There’s growing pains. DAVID BIENENSTOCK: A lot of
people have worked a really long time to make people
comfortable with a natural plant that grows out
of the ground. I think the largest danger is
people looking for a way to discredit marijuana gravitating
towards this. All of these dangers that you
perceive are just another argument for legalization. Whether you want to use BHO or
if you don’t want to use it, you still want to live in a
society that regulates it reasonably. THE KID: I’m about five dabs in
right now, and they’re all that fucking big. Just like that last one. Is that five right there? Yeah. So definitely getting
a little bleary. Definitely starts hurting your
lungs for a little, but I’m smoking cigarettes, too,
like an asshole. But so far so good. I think my memory’s intact. I guess we should probably
go do a couple more dabs. Let’s do that. I need maybe like
five minutes. At the Cannabis Cup itself,
where thousands of potheads from all over the world convene,
butane hash oil was flowing like wine. I managed to consume buckets
of it during my time there along with everyone else, and it
was good vibes all around. All this tells us that BHO and
extracts like it are exploding with popularity. More people are learning
about it. More people want it. And more people are willing to
risk their lives by making it where it’s not available. All for a cleaner,
stronger high. THE OIL GUY: You’re going to
see, like, people’s moms asking about it and
stuff like that. It’s already in all the medical
places, and people through your grandparents age,
through younger than you, are definitely getting this. There’s just no stopping this. We’ve got the internet. We’ve got everything. It’s just, it’s game on. It’s not going anywhere. It’s only getting bigger.

Comments (100)

  1. look how far we've come my doods

  2. this is not how you make it XD

  3. Oh shit that dudes got a GG Allen shirt and cooking oil is more like cooking crack

  4. Go check out reefer moms United ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  5. Rosin > Bho Thats it

  6. what about brewing ur own alcohol u could die u could go blind its just as bad

  7. This wax looks like literal shit compared to live resin now a days

  8. Wow brooooooosooo dank.

  9. Lmao so glad I donโ€™t dab on poop soup like that anymore

  10. Gg allin shirt what a good scumbag

  11. 8:01 it is set to 420. Stay high bro!

  12. Awesome ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Thanks for the great info…

  13. bho is never pure, thats really ridiculous…

  14. Hey dude where do i get that shirt?

  15. LOL they used the classic "it's a natural plant that grows out of the ground" line

    …Cocaine and heroin are also made out of plants that grow out of the ground.

  16. 6 years later. No regrets.

  17. Cops: youll be sorry colorado when the stoners move in next door

    Colorado stoners:check out my million dollar processing facility

  18. To many curse words. Lame. ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป

  19. Watch this vid while high for a fun cinematic experience !!

  20. looks like a really big dab right there too… its like a .1 lmao

  21. Butane hash oil is nowhere NEAR 100% THC.. At least we know mans been smoking good lmao.

  22. This guy looks terrible, is weed junkie a thing?

  23. Man, I've never smoked weed, the furthest I've gone is nicotine. But it's still so interesting just to see weed and the processes behind making it smokable. also im in an illegal state and underage so it's a pretty big rip

  24. My cousin introduced me to hash I thought it was green coughed my guts up but that looks nice mate cheers

  25. I mean. I must be old…. whatโ€™s wrong with regeler ๐Ÿ˜‚ ganj? Why not just stop smoking for a few days

  26. i cant wait to live in a marijuanna improved world, especially in australia

  27. Is it did get bigger dispensaries popped all over town

  28. 2:41 Look at this asshole- A REGULAR SCIENTIST- I COULD TELL. More like a Ghetto homie asshole who doesn't have a brain in his head.

  29. Well I guess we have to make butane illegal too.

  30. Iโ€™m about to take my first dab after I get off this shift and Iโ€™m hyped !

  31. if you seek you will find
    the mastermind behind the strings

    indra is a wise man, but nobody seeks knowledge.
    and since 1998 and beyond they have used old knowledge and have yet to learn
    butane is a harmful product containing hundreds of other biproducts which in turn make it into your lungs when inhaling your dirty dabs.
    since then we have learned of ways to make dabs without butane as an extraction technique. butane extraction is almost 100% harmful even when prepared in a laboratory with 99% clean butane.

  32. also nice gg allin t-shirt of your butane expert. haha.that guy has no idea how dangerous it even is despite knowing how to make it safely

  33. How high, u really was in making this program

  34. Cuh dabbing some Dark! Ass ๐Ÿ’ฉ He sounds like the surfer dude from family guy lmfao

  35. Bruh I took a dab and now I'm here

  36. this dude is a loser

  37. butane is trash use roscin

  38. I respect a man who wears a dark throne shirt

  39. Notice that the lab machine is set to 42.0

  40. CEO of swag is the first guy

  41. He roccin dat GG Allin shirt

  42. Cop: You think you do but you donโ€™t!
    Weed: Thatโ€™s what they said about classic wow ๐Ÿ˜‰

  43. That joint in the beginning was lit so fucking bad lmao

  44. Idk the last time they called it bho ๐Ÿ˜‚


  46. Not sure why they had to give this the vibes of a gangland episode

  47. Dabs have me holding my eyes open

  48. Bro dabs are great and all but i will always be a grateful fan of the flower whether it's shwags or dank im just happy to have it ๐Ÿ‘

  49. The kid: i think my memory is intact
    Also the kid: how many dabs was that?

  50. Why would you add a dangerous, deadly chemical to something that's good for you??

  51. I been smoking weed since 1984 … I would newer smoke enything like this , dumb kids

  52. Is that Seth rogen under that mask๐Ÿ˜‚

  53. Use ethanol instead

  54. make a list and check it teice please Knightmare ND

  55. I aint never no need to flower still works for me

  56. People are disgusting creatures.

  57. Watching this on dec 23 2019 and am glad we dont dab this way anymore

  58. Colorado is going to be very sorry they generated billions into their economy? I think not.

  59. Use a square pan for an easier time getting it out.. yw

  60. why does this dude sound like jeff from american dad

  61. Can you use anything else than butane

  62. All of this is 100% been dabbing since I was 14 and Iโ€™m 24 now no side effects expect destroying my fridge

  63. Lmao kaboom
    Seen it several times live

  64. On the 4th of July 2018, I'd tried it on a nail which was around 3-4 inches and then I was high as f I don't even remember the days it was different from everything I've ever done till that time. Now I can understand as they use kinda needle to smoke ๐Ÿ™

  65. Is it possible to make hash oil or "oil" using alcohol? "The kind your not supposed to ingest.

  66. Did this bitch jus put marijuana and meth in the same sentence

  67. why his voice sound like that

  68. BHO is still evolving! Check out the latest craze on my page, THCA diamonds

  69. It's funny watching this and seeing how far the cannabis industry has come

  70. "Colorodo is going to be very sorry they passed that law in about a year" still waiting jackass.

  71. 6:11 mfw 6 years later half of all the states have rec weed legal

    Also, at 8:01 it says 420 on the microwave lol

  72. no one steals weed in legal states tho lol

  73. I love how they say "the kid" when the "kid" who's hitting this it probably looking at 26

  74. Iโ€™ve known several different methods isopropyl isoprene & butane……special technique handed down generations ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

  75. I feel like I got high watching this

  76. 7:12 that awkward moment when you try the grab the J from youโ€™re m8

  77. Lol grain alcohol is better and less flammable

  78. Safer to cold water extract then hot press the bubble hash. Fuck butane.

  79. Comparing weed to meth is just scare mongering. They know it isn't, but the majority of their viewer are from the older generation who are very ignorant to what weed actually is because they've been badly educated on it. When the reporter said its similar to meth she was just catering to what that generation wanted to here.

  80. We make it areselfs because prohibition reason why we have vape problem

  81. Two joints in rn yโ€™all have a goodnight โค๏ธ

  82. Peep the darkthrone shirt ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

  83. Having a beer chill with a meth lab at the same thing omg

  84. The masked man looks like someone thats fun 2 be around. Despite the visual appearence

  85. Use the pepar name tell me

  86. VICE should take this video down because of showing their archaic way of extracting and purging the BHO. I don't have a problem with the substance of the content/video at all, I just feel that if they're going to show the process of making the concentrate it should be shown in the safest way possible! Nobody is open air blasting BHO in the medical community anymore. Are everyday recreational users still doing it? I would say yes but it's not the safe or clean way of extracting and purging! Closed looped systems and pressing systems(Nug Smasher) are the safest and most efficient way of extracting, the vacuum chamber is great for purging after you extract with a closed loop system.
    You keep all the terpenes of the flower and help reduce residual butane making a clean product.
    Pressing is my favorite and only method we currently use! You can isolate cannabinoids as well as getting a better return of oil when extracting. The highly profitable and sought after THCA crystals can be extracted with the press method, I forgot to mention the best part and that's no solvents are needed!!!! Forget the costs of buying solvents and forget the dangers of using them. Smashing nugs is the best!

  87. Fuck it Iโ€™m gonna smoke a joint tonight

  88. Exploding with popularity..You hit the titanium nail on the dude.

  89. Watching this in 2020, dabbing live resin lol. amazing how fast things change.

  90. Dudes got an ugly ass hairline.

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