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Butane Honey Oil

A Nor-Cal EMS Webcast Continuing Education Series
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"Butane Honey Oil"

Presented by Mike Fischer, Narcotics Detective, Sierra County Sheriff's Office and recorded live in front of an audience at the October 25, 2014 Northstate Prehospital "Fall" Conference.

Mike Fischer discusses what butane honey oil (BHO) is and its various forms - as honey oil, weed oil, budder, dabs, concentrate, wax, ear wax, amber glass, and shatter - and their THC levels. He discusses how it is made - both open and closed extraction methods. He then delves into the numerous dangers and the BHO labs that EMS personnel might run across in their line of service. He shows examples of BHO labs when something goes wrong.

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Detective Fisher was raised in the small town of Downieville located in Western Sierra County. After high school he worked for the Bureau of Land Management as a wild land fire fighter and as an EMT for Foothill Ambulance in Sacramento. He attended the Collage of the Redwoods Police Academy in 1994, but decided to pursue other job opportunities after graduation. In 1996 he purchased Nevada County Anglers, a small fly fishing outfitters store in Nevada City. In 2001 he was hired as a Deputy Sheriff with Sierra County Sheriff's Office and promoted to Narcotic Detective in 2005. During his tenure with the sheriff's office Detective Fisher has investigated a variety of crimes to include homicide, theft, assaults and numerous types of narcotic related crimes. Over the last couple of years he has focused on investigating and eradicating illegal large scale marijuana grow sites both on public and private lands.

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