Strains from the LPs are reviewed, looking at advertised weights, burnability, flavour, aroma and taste with samples of each sent in to an accredited laboratory to confirm listed THC and CBD content.
“Remember, people are dying out there,” said Houle. “This is for people with cancer, AIDS — it’s not like some guy is trying to go party out there. This is a serious condition where your doctor has prescribed this.”
Pritchard said, for many patients, this will be their first interaction with cannabis and they won’t know have the experience to know good quality from bad, or be able to tell proper THC content.
“Patients have few choices, they’ve got very limited strains – it’s a monopoly take over, it’s Big Pharma and it’s very expensive,” said Pritchard. “I’m very reluctant what we’re going to find here today”
Houle said when licensed producers give patients a good product, they’ll stop complaining about the quality.
Licensed Producer Package Advertised Content
Accredited Lab Content Results
Mettrum Blue No. 1
Mettrum Orange No. 2
Mettrum Red No. 1
“You’re paying for something that you’re not getting. End of the day, we’re all getting ripped off,” said Houle. “Imagine if you were going to a pharmacy and buying a Tylenol bottle and it claims there were 30 pills in there but it was short by 10, would that be acceptable to you? Absolutley not.”