Top officials from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and the Mississippi Department of Health have issues a public statement warning of the known dangers of all CBD products available for purchase in the state.
CBD is a cannabidiol derived from a cannabis plant such as hemp or marijuana, which are both illegal in Mississippi.
There is currently no federal or state oversight for products containing CBD, and no studies are available validating the safe use of CBD oil.
The agencies are stressing that until there are scientific studies and oversight – it is not safe to use CBD oil regardless of where you purchase it.
“We have no idea what ingredients or amounts are in these products and without proper labeling, you do not know what you are consuming and that is dangerous,” said Marshall Fisher, Commissioner of Public Safety.
Mississippi State Health Officer, Dr. Thomas Dobbs continued to stress the importance of being aware of products containing CBD.
“You really do not know what you are buying, and I am incredibly concerned about the safety of all CBD products,” said Dobbs. “Without any federal or state oversight, consumers are taking great risks for their safety.”
Since the products are not monitored for content some of the ingredients are illegal and can prompt drug charges if sold.
“Testing of CBD products purchased around the state have shown that the overwhelming majority of CBD products are mislabeled,” said John Dowdy, Director of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. “A large number of the products contain narcotics that are illegal under both state and federal law. The public safety and health concerns arising from the sale and use of these products are alarming,”