Police: ‘Hash Lady’ suffered burns in drug explosion

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Hash oil. From wikipedia.

SEATTLE — A South Park resident who allegedly went by the name “Hash Lady” is in the hospital after suffering burns during a hash oil explosion, police said.

According to Seattle police, firefighters were called to a trailer fire around 2 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of 8th Avenue South and South Portland Street. Firefighters found a 36-year-old woman badly burned about two blocks from the trailer, and she was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

Firefighters extinguished the flames. The trailer suffered about $10,000 in damage and appears to be a total loss, firefighters said.

Neighbors told police the women was locally known as the “Hash Lady” and most likely using volatile chemicals to extract and produce hash oil when the fire erupted. Seattle police investigators allegedly found while while investigating the scene.

It is unknown if the woman has been arrested.

Making hash oil is illegal in Washington state, but it’s popularity has sparked a number of home grown operations that often result in explosions due to the chemicals involved.

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  • Shane

    Hi Q13 Fox News. Actually making hash oil is NOT illegal in the state of Washington. In fact it's very legal.

    However it's only legal if you have the permits and have met the requirements for an operation and have been properly inspected and certified to produce it.

    You might want to correct that bit on your story.

  • Shane

    To clarify my last statement, you cannot produce Hash Oil and then sell it as Hash Oil. Hash and Hash Oil are not considered usable products under the state law.

    However if you read closer at the regulations they do allow for the use of such products with other items to create infused products…which means that the production of such items is legal as long as it's used to create something infused.

    I realize that can be confusing, but as a news organization you really should have someone on staff who knows how all this works.