The manufacturing of butane hash oil and methamphetamine in residential neighborhoods will be an aggravated felony on Jan. 1 after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill this week.
BHO is a highly potent form of marijuana, which has grown in popularity the last several years and is known on the street by many different names including, honey, erl, hash oil, honeycomb, toast, and wax among others.
“I thank Governor Brown for his signature on SB 212,” Mendoza said. “This new law will help protect our neighborhoods and schools from those who manufacture illegal drugs.”
In the past several years, federal and state law enforcement agencies have discovered more than 812 illicit drug labs on private and public property and in close proximity to schools throughout the state.
“The location of drug labs in residential neighborhoods and near schools is unacceptable. We need to provide law enforcement and our criminal justice system all the appropriate tools to make our communities and neighborhoods safe,” Mendoza said. “We need to ensure that our children are safe in the classroom and on the school playground from the threat posed by the manufacturing of illicit drugs.”