Explosion at Santa Fe medical marijuana dispensary

police lights

SANTA FE (AP) – Firefighters say an explosion and fire at a medical marijuana dispensary in Santa Fe has left two people hospitalized.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Battalion Chief Carl Crook says the blaze at NewMexiCann Natural Medicine appeared to have resulted from a process in which butane is used to extract THC, the active ingredient of cannabis.

Crook says the two victims suffered third-degree burns from the explosion. They were airlifted from a Santa Fe hospital to University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, which has a specialized burn unit.

NewMexiCann Natural Medicine is one of the 23 state-licensed distributors of medical marijuana. Owner Len Goodman and his wife, Susan, were among the first in the state to obtain a license.

No structural damage was caused to the building.

KRQE.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s