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‘Real nonsense’: Why are Alaska marijuana buyers obsessed with high potency?

In Alaska’s cannabis stores, a trend has developed: Marijuana is often priced by its potency.

Much like the alcohol percentage displayed on a bottle of wine, cannabis labels include THC percentages, which usually range from the low-teens to the mid-20s.

But is the more expensive bud – as much as 60 to 80 percent more — worth the price?

Maybe not. Two years after the first cannabis shop opened in Alaska, the state’s testing labs lack clear and enforceable standardization requirements. As a result, two labs could test the same marijuana and declare different potency results.

And just because a plant tests at a high potency doesn’t necessarily make it better than another, lower-testing cannabis plant, some business owners say. In fact, Alaskans’ push for high-THC products may have consequences for both consumers and business owners.

“Alaskans have an obsession with marijuana that tests over 20 percent (THC),” Brandon Emmett, a Marijuana Control Board member and a cannabis manufacturer, said in April. THC is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that gets people high.

The public’s interest in marijuana with 20 percent THC shows no sign of slowing down, said Jordan Huss, executive vice president of Great Northern Cannabis, an Anchorage marijuana store and cultivation facility. [Read more at Anchorage Daily News]

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