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

9/10/18–In Alaska’s cannabis stores, marijuana is often priced by its potency. Marijuana that has higher levels of THC is often called “top-shelf” by stores, and the price difference can be considerable. Yet, 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. Read