Hemp-derived CBD has become popular in the last few years as a safe, legal tonic for many ailments including anxiety, insomnia & certain types of pain. But for some shady companies, it is merely a vehicle for their synthetic cannabinoids. Diamond CBD was caught red-handed spiking their CBD Gummies with 5-fluoro-ADB: a dangerous mind-altering chemical implicated in multiple deaths. Here are the lab results. Judge for yourself:
This is extremely troubling, as CBD is used by sick people ranging from children with seizure disorders to elderly cancer patients. How do you know which CBD products are safe? Well, there is no way to be 100% certain since CBD is not regulated by the FDA, but the best way to vet a product is to request a third-party lab test. If a company is not forthcoming with this info, shop elsewhere.
If you're still not convinced, ask around on forums to see what people have to say about the product. Reviews are very telling.
In general, it's considered less safe to buy CBD in headshops, gas stations or other places attempting to sell them to young folks wanting to get high. These are the same places Spice & bath salts were sold; now that those drugs have been largely banned, scandalous companies are switching to CBD as a medium for their poison. Lastly, look at the name & packaging of the product--is it professional-looking, or does it appear to be marketed to kids looking for a high?
None of this is foolproof, but taken together these tips can help you avoid a dangerous or deadly reaction. Companies that disguise a deadly synthetic cannabinoid as CBD--a largely benign substance--should be called out & boycotted full stop. They put lives in danger & draw unwanted attention to the entire industry of hemp-derived CBD. If you're looking for a high, choose actual marijuana which is infinitely safer than these alphabet chemicals. These substances might allow you to pass a drug test, but none of that matters much if you're dead or disabled.