FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Alaska’s marijuana regulators are testing edibles from Fairbanks’ largest manufacturer to see if the product has the correct levels of THC, the active ingredient of cannabis.
Erika McConnell, director of the state Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office, said the company’s products are labeled as having 5 mg of THC per serving, but “might have a great deal more.”
Frozen Budz’s manufacturing license has been suspended while the state investigates, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Tuesday.
Cannabis stores have been told to stop offering Frozen Budz products while regulators investigate. The control office is conducting its own testing on the edible treats.
“We expect testing results in a couple of days, but I want to be clear — we have concerns about approximately 20 different types of products but we are currently only testing one product,” McConnell said. “So the results of this one test are not the resolution to this issue.”
Under the rules for the marijuana industry, a sample of each marijuana product must be tested. A sample must be selected from each production lot.
Company co-owner Destiny Neade denies breaking the industry’s testing rules. She declined to discuss Frozen Budz testing practices pending the investigation.
“We’ve been operating for a year and haven’t had a problem until now,” Neade said. “We are the only one in Fairbanks producing edibles.”
Neade said her company has produced more than 100,000 edibles since opening last December. She said she plans to resume production once the investigation is resolved.
“We are just working it out with the AMCO people,” Neade said.
Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com