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Hash oil explosions rise with legalized marijuana

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Wayne Winkler suffered burns to 12 percent of his body when butane fumes ignited while he was making hash oil at home in Denver. Brennan Linsley/The Associated Press

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DENVER — The opening months of Colorado’s first-in-the-nation recreational marijuana industry have seen a rise in fiery explosions and injuries as pot users try to make the drug’s intoxicating oil in crude home-based laboratories.

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Wayne Winkler suffered burns to 12 percent of his body when butane fumes ignited while he was making hash oil at home in Denver. Brennan Linsley/The Associated Press

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