If you thought it couldn’t worse it just has. If you make a point of following synthetic cannabis you’ll know that anywhere it turns up it tends to effectively make people very sick and in many cases kill them outright. Most will now be aware of products like “spice” but to learn that synthetic cannabis is being hidden in vapes and edibles is a major health issue.

High Times report

Synthetic Marijuana Found In CBD Products Across Multiple States

CBD gummies and vape cartridges laced with synthetic marijuana have been found in Maryland, Louisiana and 11 other states, according to a new AP investigation.

CBD edibles and vapes spiked with a variety of synthetic marijuana compounds have found their way to consumers in Louisiana, Maryland and nearly a dozen other states, according to a nationwide Associated Press investigation into unregulated cannabidiol products. Synthetic marijuana, often marketed as K2 or Spice, has been linked to mass hospitalizations and other health emergencies across the U.S. and Europe. While they have nothing to do with cannabis plants, synthetic marijuana chemicals somewhat mimic the activity of cannabinoids, but they are significantly more potent. Adverse reactions to synthetic marijuana range from fainting and dizziness to vomiting, heart and lung illness, coma, and even death.

Investigation Uncovers CBD Vape Cartridges and Edibles Spiked with Synthetic Marijuana

The U.S. hemp-derived cannabidiol industry is growing rapidly, thanks to the lifting of the ban on hemp products. But unregulated, untested CBD products still dominate the market. And while many products come from reputable companies that are as transparent as possible about their manufacturing processes, some originate from sources that are lacing products with dangerous synthetic chemicals.

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https://hightimes.com/news/synthetic-marijuana-found-cbd-products-across-multiple-states/utm_campaign=Daily%20Morning%20News&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=76955262&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_cejo5fg-CRTvDlnOXxNeLdRWKxc4YlxXhjD4wrmn1j75HrqEXF9xouw9zX-udJfSPSKp2pBMl82Tx9ry003HriVec4w&_hsmi=76955853

 

Also Politico write

Are CBD products a looming health crisis?

https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-cannabis-preview/2019/09/17/are-cbd-products-a-looming-health-crisis-478061

 

The Baltimore Sun

Investigation finds spiked CBD being sold in Maryland; illegal drugs show dark side of vape craze

https://www.baltimoresun.com/health/bs-hs-spiked-cbd-sold-in-maryland-20190916-uzyptn5yfbgr5ck5lf5hgalsre-story.html