With adult-use cannabis sales set to kick off in California on Jan. 1, local governments like those in the city of Los Angeles are in a mad rush to get the regulatory kinks worked out.
The latest proposal out of LA City Hall, introduced by Council President Herb Wesson, would outlaw “volatile cannabis manufacturing,” which is currently the predominant form of extracting cannabis into concentrates used for dabbing or making edibles.
Cannabis industry experts told the LA Weekly the proposed ban would rob the city of tax dollars and push a lucrative component of the cannabis industry outside LA city boundaries.
Most concerns around using volatile chemicals for cannabis extraction stem from amateur manufacturers using improper techniques, which can result in flammable gases flooding the extraction space. If sparked, the gas can then ignite and explode.
Amateur cannabis extraction using volatile chemicals is already illegal under