Sad to report more synthetic cannabinoid deaths caused by products claimed to contain CBD (cannabidiol). Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, NC, and the Naval Medical Center at Camp Lejeune, NC, have seen a combined total of approximately 60 patients with medical conditions related to vaping products marketed as containing CBD oil. Although pure CBD oil has not been associated with adverse health effects. <--- (Hear that, FDA?)
Symptoms include headache, nausea, vomiting, palpitations, dilated pupils and dizziness as well as confusion, disorientation, agitation and seizures, all of which are consistent with synthetic cannabinoids. Complications from the seizures may have resulted in significant neurologic damage in one Soldier and falls/accidents resulting from seizures are blamed for the deaths of two Marines. Four additional public cases have been reported in North Carolina and 33 cases have been reported in Utah.
Although some vape oils claim to contain CBD oil, CBD, THC, and/or synthetic cannabinoids, many vape oils do not disclose that they may contain illegal and/or potentially hazardous substances to include synthetic cannabinoids. More on this story can be found here.
We reported earlier on Diamond CBD company's inclusion of dangerous adulterants such as 5f-ADP, but this appears to be a more widespread problem across the commercial CBD industry. When buying CBD products, demand a third-party lab analysis that checks for the presence of synthetic cannabinoids, heavy metals & solvents. Stick with trusted brands such as Bluebird Botanicals, CBDistillery, Receptra Naturals, Charlotte's Web, Alchemie CBD, Kanapinis, CBD Drip & Steve's Goods.
Avoid multi-level marketing companies & those with shady names that evoke drug abuse, such as Hemp Bombs, Kannaway, Diamond CBD, RSHO, Just Chill, Medical Marijuana Inc & Omega Labs to name a few. In general, if you have unanswered questions or bad feelings about a company, don't buy from them. It could mean the difference between life & death. Real CBD does not produce psychoactive effects like THC--no time distortion, red eyes, giggling, dry mouth & munchies. If you're feeling "high" after using a CBD product, it's either because it contains more THC than is stated on the label or because it contains a synthetic THC mimic chemical. CBD products are only allowed to contain--at most--0.03% THC. That's not enough for most people to feel. Perhaps if you took an enormous dose at once you might feel a hint of a headchange, but you're not going to feel stoned. If you do, throw it out.