Alaska Investigating Inconsistent Results at Marijuana Testing Facilities

Alaska Investigating Inconsistent Results at Marijuana Testing Facilities

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On Jan. 2, 2018, the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office announced that it had been made aware of several inconsistencies at two marijuana testing facilities in the state. In an announcement released by AMCO, officials outlined two specific examples of inconsistencies found at the testing facilities.

According to the first example, two marijuana testing facilities reported significantly different levels of THC in samples taken from the same edible marijuana product. In the second example, one facility detected the presence of a potentially dangerous mold while the other facility did not.

This marks the second time that potentially dangerous mold has been detected on edible marijuana products in Alaska. On Dec. 15, 2017, the edibles manufacturer Frozen Budz had its license revoked after several of its products were found to contain mold.

Although the release issued by AMCO did not name the two facilities in question, KTUU has reported that the two marijuana testing facilities were operated by CannTest and Steep Hill. With little information to go on, AMCO has promised to investigate the matter and warns consumers to exercise caution.

“All consumers of marijuana and marijuana products are urged to exercise care and good sense in choosing and consuming marijuana,” AMCO stated in its press release. “Inspect the products you purchase. Limit consumption to the appropriate serving size. Read and heed the warnings that are on every package.”

William Sumner, a freelance writer and marijuana journalist, was a staff writer for MJINews from May 2014 through February 2018. You can follow him on Twitter @W_Sumner.

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