The situation is multifaceted, including:
- A growing public mistrust of marijuana testing-lab results.
- A pervasive trend among marijuana businesses to shop for labs that will give them favorable test results.
- Testing labs that say they are struggling to retain market share and losing money as unethical counterparts gain new clients by inflating THC potency numbers.
Its even causing a race to the bottom in which labs are offering lower and lower prices for testing in order to compete.