Nashville, TN – The attorney general of Colorado said that making marijuana hash oil at own place is not legal under state law. The state might have approved the marijuana laws related to possession, cultivation and use of pot but still it doesn’t permit the people to make the pot oil at home.
The views of the attorney general were stated in a brief given in a criminal case against Eugene Christensen. He is a Mesa County man who is charged with manufacturing of pot concentrate. He is said to be involved in a reckless endangerment manufacturing process of marijuana oil. Even is charged with a Class 3 drug offense, under which, he can be sentenced for two to four years of jail.
Christensen defended himself by stating that the state’s law stopping residents from manufacturing of pot concentrate is unconstitutional. The state Colorado has already approved the Amendment 64 two years ago. Amendment 64 approves possession of pot concentrate and permits for processing of marijuana plants.
The product involved in this case is hash oil that is made by mixing the active chemicals extracted from dried pot plants. The chemicals are first dissolved and then are kept on heat so that a thick, potent glop is formed.
The attorney of Christensen said that as per the language of the Colorado Constitution, the charge against Christensen should be canceled. He said that it is mentioned in the constitution that it is legal to process pot and its concentrate, and people involved in such actions cannot be charged with criminal offenses.
However, the attorney general in his brief argued that Amendment 64 doesn’t approve hash oil as legalized marijuana concentrates. The argument is based on the punctuation and terminology of Amendment 64. He said that the definition of marijuana doesn’t include oil and, therefore, making marijuana oil at home is against the rules.