The Washington Times reports….Hawaii health officials have announced plans to remove unregulated CBD products after Hawaii records its first suspected case of severe respiratory illness related to vaping, officials said.
Hawaii Department of Health Director Bruce Anderson told lawmakers Thursday that they would focus on improving the safety of cannabis products amid growing national health concerns, The Star-Advertiser reported .
A Hawaii island youth was hospitalized for a serious lung injury earlier this week, health officials said.
“We are very concerned about the safety of CBD products on the market,” Anderson said. “We’re going to be looking at products that are targeted toward kids, like gummy bears and candies that are shaped like animals, and of course any vaping products that has CBD, given the history of illness associated with that.”
There is no CBD oversight in Hawaii, health officials said. Untested products have potential health risks and are not considered safe.