Cannabidiol (CBD) is a product derived from the marijuana plant. Unlike the well-known component THC, CBD does not give users a high feeling. Instead, CBD works to help boost the medicinal properties of marijuana by helping to alleviate discomfort associated with a number of different health concerns. While still technically illegal in the United States, CBD has been making news recently thanks to the increased efforts to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warning to several companies about the CBD products they are releasing to the public. Marijuana plants with low THC content can be used to create CBD oils and products. Brad Reifler has learned that the plants used to make hemp products contain very low THC amounts and can be used to create CBD products. Find more about Reifler on Reuters.com.
The process used to extract the CBD can also extract pesticides and other dangerous chemicals used to grow the hemp plants. As much of the hemp used in America is grown and imported from other countries, lax environmental regulations in those countries can lead to extremely dangerous CBD products.
When the FDA tested many of these products, they found low amounts of CBD, no CBD or toxic chemicals in the products. They have issued warning to these companies, but they have also listed them on the FDA CBD Warning Letters and Test Results page. Be sure to check this page regularly.