The Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) present in the wild-grown Marijuana in St. Vincent and the Grenadines is extremely high, exceeding that of which is grown in Jamaica.
This was revealed on Thursday February 8, 2018, by US scientist – Dr. Chef Frederick H. Nesbitt III. The scientist is also a chef, specializing in cannabis nutrition. Nesbitt has more than two decades of experience in Marijuana testing.
The scientific testing took place in the presence of government ministers, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) officials, technocrats and the media.
The marijuana from St. Vincent also scored very high on other chemical components which are important in determining the quality of marijuana, including Cannabidiol CBD’s. Click here for the video link.
The highest THC rates found in St. Vincent’s ganja was at an eye-opening 25.5 percent. The highest THC levels are at 30-35 percent, but those rates are found in plants grown in specialized / controlled laboratory conditions.
It is the first time that scientific testing is being done on St. Vincent’s marijuana which has long been tabooed, illegal and criminalized.
The testing was part of an historic move by the multi-island state to establish a modern medicinal marijuana industry.
The Scientist said there is nothing in Jamaica close to the 25.5 percent and that the first tested strain is among the best in the Caribbean and possibly better than that grown in then United States.
POSSIBLY HIGHER THAN THE US
According to a 2016 CNN report, “some Colorado state legislators proposed an amendment to limit THC to 16% in marijuana and marijuana products sold in the state”. This was in response to increase in potency of Colorado’s weed.
“Another study that analyzed samples from pot seized by the US Drug Enforcement Administration from 1995 to 2014 also showed an increase in potency of “illicit cannabis plant material” from 4% THC content in 1995 to 12% in 2014″ – the CNN report said.
The eye-opening fact about St. Vincent’s marijuana THC levels is that the marijuana is not grown in controlled environments, but the THC ranges from 19 – 25.5 percent.
According to News784, samples for the scientific testing of the herb were collected from over 10 different locations above the 1000ft contour volcanic mountainsides of mainland St. Vincent.
By: Demion McTair
Editor – Secrets of St. Vincent & the Grenadines