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This didn’t happen by accident. Growers have been hard at work, diligently crossing high potency strains to increase the amount of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the central psychoactive and therapeutic chemical in cannabis, in their plants.
Despite consistently high marks, the flaws of the testing process forced me to rely on the traditional method of testing THC potency in a marijuana strain: I smoked it. With a sample of Gorilla Glue 4 from RB-26’s personal stash, I rolled a joint and got high with Danny Danko, cultivation editor of High Times, at the Denver Cannabis Cup.
“Anything at 33 percent THC is kind of hard to believe, physically,” said Kayvan Khalatbari, co-founder of Denver Relief, a Colorado dispensary that produced R-18, the third-strongest strain ever tested by High Times at 27.34 percent THC. Khalatbari said current testing methods are far from reliable. “These labs that are set up to test cannabis do not have access to the baseline standards that they need to test appropriately, so they use their own baselines.” As a result, testing is inconsistent across labs. Even though this one of these very tests named his strain among the strongest ever, Khalatbari disputes the accuracy. “I think they’re wonderful for marketing, and to give you an idea of cannabinoid ratio,” he said, “But to take them as gospel is incorrect.”
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RB-26’s Gorilla Glue 4. Photo courtesy of RB-26
To cross reference his stellar consecutive test results from California’s SC Labs, RB-26 also had his marijuana tested by CannLabs, a Denver-based facility that has tested thousands of strains for cannabinoid content since 2010. CannLabs spokesperson William Livemore described the testing process—called liquid chromatography—to me in an email: “We measure out a quantity of the flower and use a specific solvent to pull the cannabinoids from the flower into the solvent. and measure the quantity of cannabinoids present compared against a calibration curve.” Based on CannLabs data, the average current THC content in Colorado is 15 to 17 percent, up from 10 to 15 percent in 2010. RB-26’s Gorilla Glue 4 tested at twice the average. According to Livemore, “Anytime we test a sample over that is over 30 percent TCH-A, it is tagged for retesting to make sure we have accurate measurements.” After a dozen tests, Gorilla Glue 4 remained as resinous and THC-rich as RB-26 had planned.
In 12 consecutive tests conducted by the California testing company SC Labs, RB-26’s Gorilla Glue 4 and Chiquita Banana strains tested between 30 percent and 33.5 percent THC, numbers that raise equal amounts of excitement and skepticism. Any smoker would love to try a strain that is a third THC by weight, but is that volume even possible? According to RB-26, it’s just a matter of growing methodology.
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While many grow operations in Colorado pack hundreds of plants into open warehouses as large as 20,000 square feet, RB-26 breaks the space into several smaller grows. “It costs a lot more to segment your rooms like that, but it affords you tons of different benefits, like pest management,” he told me. “If you have contaminants or bugs in your huge room, well, I’ve seen that wipe out a huge room over night. When you segment, you might lose a 12-light room, but that’s [it].”
A Denver grower who goes by RB-26 claims to have achieved the first strain to consistently test at 33 percent THC. That’s some STRONG weed.
This didn't happen by accident. Growers have been hard at work, diligently crossing high potency strains to increase the amount of THC
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