Alaska Marijuana Testing Labs Being Audited

Juneau, AK (AP) - A state laboratory is auditing two marijuana testing facilities in Alaska amid concerns with discrepancies in potency-testing results between them.

Erika McConnell, director of the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office, says the audits are being done by the state Department of Environmental Conservation's Environmental Health Laboratory.

The Marijuana Control Board earlier this month issued a "public service announcement" about testing inconsistencies, which it said it is investigating. One lab claims that the same sample of marijuana product varied widely in potency tests between the two labs.

The board urged consumers to use care and "good sense" in choosing and consuming marijuana.

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