The potency of cannabis plants and their concentrations of cannabinoids within the plant are determined by the alleles they contain.

In biology an allele is an inherited gene variation that determines different traits or characteristics. In cannabis plants, the alleles are inherited from the plant's parents and dictate different aspects of the plant's genetic make-up including the concentration of cannabinoids like THC and CBD, influencing the plants' potency.

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