A Prince Edward Island-based craft cannabis producer has launched the most potent infused pre-roll in the Canadian market with an astounding 55 per cent of THC.
The craft cannabis company RETRO Cannabis & Hemp Extracts announced the Potent Pete! pre-roll on Wednesday. The joint was created by infusing Powdered Donuts flower—a Sativa-dominant strain with undertones of cedar, fruits, and citrus—with Blueberry Muffin, a full-spectrum micronized THC isolate (FSMI).
The company says the combination results in Potent Pete! having a THC content of 55 per cent or 550 mg/g and a terpene profile of 2.1 per cent. The infused pre-rolls will be available nationwide in a 0.5-gram three-pack.
“We’ve witnessed infused offerings in the [Canadian Cannabis] market with THC levels ranging from 26-35 per cent,” RETRO COO Andrew Costa said. “Let us revolutionize your expectations with Potent Pete! We’re on a mission to deliver an unmatched experience that defies convention.”
RETRO is based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and produces craft cannabis products including honey oils and vapes, CBD oils, dried flower, among others. RETRO is also actively working on developing a new hash-inspired product, set to be released in fall 2023.
Mislabelling of cannabis products has been a topic of concern for some people in the industry after previous private testing showed that not all cannabis products sold in the legal market meet their said quota of THC.
Last March Supra Research and Development tested cannabis products for THC and found many cannabis flower packages being sold in British Columbia had inaccurately high THC percentages on their labels. The firm found that 3 per cent of the products had over 15 per cent less THC than what was advertised on the package.
Similarly, the owner and President of North 40 Cannabis Gordon Nichol said he discovered “really ugly” results from 33 cannabis products he had tested that were obtained from retail outlets throughout Ontario and the Canadian Prairies.
Out of 33 cannabis samples from different companies, only seven passed the THC labelling accuracy test by the lab Nichol used.
Joi Botanicals, Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NASDAQ: ACB) (TSX: ACB)’s San Rafael ’71, Lot420, Tribal Cannabis, Highland Cannabis, Carmel Cannabis, and North 40 were those that passed.