Radio NZ News 17 September 2020
Family First Comment: This will become even more common if everyone can legally grow 4 cannabis plants in their backyard. Butane Hash Oil is the drug of choice for regular cannabis users.
Police have finally revealed an explosion and fire at a Kāinga Ora-owned Invercargill home last week was due to cannabis oil production.
Police are providing few details about the incident other than revealing charges have been brought over production of the class B substance.
Emergency services were called to the Rothesay Place house in the suburb of Rockdale shortly before 1.30pm last Wednesday following reports of an explosion.
Fire and Emergency New Zealand found the kitchen and dining room on fire and assisted three people from the home with burns.
St John took two people to Southland Hospital with serious injuries – they have since been discharged.
A third person received treatment at the scene for minor injuries.
“Charges have been brought in relation to the production of cannabis oil following a fire on Rothesay Place in Invercargill on 9 September,” police said in a statement this afternoon.
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