Designer marijuana boost THC potency

Designer marijuana boost THC potency


POTENT. THE WIDE RANGE OF WEED GROWERS AND THEIR OFFERINGS.>>COOKIES AND CREAM. PURPLE DREAM.>>Reporter: ANDY WILLIAMS GROWS 50 TO 60 DIFFERENT STRAINS IN THIS 12,000-SQUARE-FOOT MEDICINE MAN MARIJUANA CULTIVATION.>>I THINK WE’RE THE BEST INDUSTRIAL GROWERS OF CANNABIS IN THE WORLD.>>Reporter: IT’S HIGH TECH. MACHINES REGULATE TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY AND FILTER THE AIR.>>IF YOU’RE GOING BEST OF THE BEST HANDS DOWN IT’S GOING TO BE THE SCREAMING GORILLA.>>Reporter: THE SCREAMING GORILLA IS ONE OF MEDICINE MAN’S MOST POTENT OFFERINGS. WITH THC,MARIJUANA’S PSYCHOACTIVE COMPONENT, TESTING OVER 25%.>>ARE YOU DESIGNING THEM SPECIFICALLY TO GO THAT HIGH?>>THIS IS EXPERIMENTATION. WE PURCHASE SEEDS, WE PURCHASE DIFFERENT CUTTINGS FROM DIFFERENT LEGAL PROVIDERS AROUND THE STATE. WE GROW THEM UP AND WE SEE IF THEY’RE GOOD, BIG AND FAST.>>Reporter: IN COLORADO POT PLANTS AND PRODUCTS — >>WE TEST FLOWER, WE TEST CONCENTRATES, WE TEST INFUSED PRODUCTS.>>Reporter: — MUST BE TESTED FOR POTENCY AT THIRD-PARTY STATE LICENSED LABORATORIES.>>ROUGHLY 32%, 33% TOTAL THC IN THAT PRODUCT. THAT’S A VERY HIGH POTENT STRAIN OF CANNABIS.>>THIS CAME FROM A FLOWER?>>THIS CAME FROM A FLOWER, ABSOLUTELY.>>Reporter: JUST HOW HIGHLY POTENT IS THAT?>>WELL, IT’S CERTAINLY A LOT HIGHER THAN LET’S SAY THE NATIONAL AVERAGE OF 6%.>>Reporter: DR. KERRY FRANZEN IS THE CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGIST AND PHARMACIST AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO’S SCAGGS SCHOOL OF PHARMACY.>>SO WE ARE TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING THAT COULD BE UP TO FIVE TIMES THE POTENCY OF WHAT MAYBE SOMEBODY JUST ACROSS THE BORDER FROM US IN NEBRASKA MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET THEIR HANDS ON.>>Reporter: A THC POTENCY WHY THAT COULD HIT AN INEXPERIENCED CANNABIS CONSUMER HARD. IN FACT, STATE DATA SHOWS EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS HAVE INCREASED 29% IN COLORADO WHEN IT COMES TO MARIJUANA-RELATED INCIDENTS. COMPARED TO THE THREE YEARS BEFORE RECREATIONAL POT SALES BEGAN.>>IS THERE SUCH A THING AS MARIJUANA OVERDOSE?>>CERTAINLY. THESE PEOPLE ARE GETTING SO ANXIOUS AND UNCOMFORTABLE WITH HOW THEY FEEL, THEY SOMETIMES HAVE A FEELING OF IMPENDING DOOM AND THEY’RE LIKE OH, MY GOSH, I’M GOING TO DIE.>>Reporter: MARIJUANA BUSINESS OWNERS STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATING THE CONSUMER, A JOB FOR THE BUDTENDER.>>DID YOU SAY BUDTENDER?>>Reporter: THAT’S THE PERSON WHO MAKES THE SALE.>>YES. HE WAS EXTREMELY DESCRIPTIVE. I TOLD HIM HOW I WANTED TO KIND OF FEEL, WHAT I WAS GOING FOR, AND HE GAVE ME SOME OPTIONS.>>Reporter: A WIDE R

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