CBD Products Sold In Texas May Contain Dangerous Ingredients

Barbara Schwarz
September 16, 2019 - 5:00 pm
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The Associated Press got data about CBD testing that showed the presence of synthetic marijuana in a number of states, including Texas. It showed the presence of synthetic marijuana in products that authorities picked up during criminal investigations. AP did not specify whether the sample was a vape or edible product, such as gummy bears.



Officials in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia all reported positive hits.

Dr. Peter Stout, president and CEO of the Houston Forensic Science Center says before the bill legalizing hemp went into effect, they found "things that were sold as CBD that contained THC. Things that contained what we call synthetic cannabinoids like Spice, Kush type compounds."

He says there are cases in Houston of people with respiratory issues from vaping, but it isn't known if those illnesses are from these
products. He says there's no way a consumer can know what's in these things. He says talking to other laboratories around the country, they've seen "everything under the sun."

He says stay away from vaping, period. "People have no clue what's in the material they bought. They have no way of knowing. Anything that looks like it was legitimately manufactured may not be. These things are a significant hazard."\