David McGhee 
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Re: “A Little Dab Could Doom Ya

In our state a lab is permitted and regulated. You can see clearly that labs are important and extracting and isolating chemicals for proper dosage are simply the best way to treat a patient for a specific illness. If you need a hydrocarbon or any non polar solvent to extract out the oils and most if not all that can be used are flammable I would suspect that the terms chemical or flammable would not be proper in legal definitions. Fragrances, flavorings, essential oils, biofuel medicine homeopathic or allopathic are all extracted using various flammable solvents chemicals. Solvent meaning a liquid that can dissolve another liquid or solid.
It is very obvious that a permit that is regulated should be in force, not more laws that prohibit a solvent or chemical that would obviously be ignored or would push the manufacturing into a different maybe more dangerous, more toxic or less controllable direction. A state needs to step up to the plate and satisfy demand where it exist when the lives and health of people are at stake. Butane, propane, hexane etc has been used for decades to produce everything you use daily just about. It is not about the solvent. It is about those easy to access large quantities of disposable butane canisters and open to atmosphere extraction processes called tubes that are used when "blasting"
High Pressure CO2 and Tamisium Extractors are closed systems and are the only alternative. CO2 does not eliminate the need for flammable solvents. On the contrary it would be combined with propane, hexane or butane to increase its efficiency of extracting out the oils. So you just cant get away from flammable when dealing with lab processes. It is about the process and equipment when searching for a safer solution
Should consumers be forced to acquire medicine from another city or state or should a simple process for safe regulations be created and put into effect that would allow more jobs to be created, more fees and taxes to be paid to a starving state.
The bottom line is that it will not go away and will cost more to stop it than to make it safe and useful.

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Posted by David McGhee on 04/18/2013 at 10:09 AM

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