Wednesday, October 23, 2019

DPS: CBD Products Dangerous

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued the following statement.

Top officials from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and the Mississippi Department of Health held a joint press conference today warning the public on the 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.

“Testing of CBD products purchased around the state have shown that the overwhelming majority of CBD products are mislabeled. 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,” said John Dowdy, Director of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.

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. Without any federal or state oversight, consumers are taking great risks for their safety.”

 Kingfish note: The Louisiana Pharmacy Board pulled this number and caught so much grief the law was quickly changed.

Oh well, it looks like we won't be able to buy Dan Bilzerian's product here in Mississippi.


Anonymous said...

Isn't it funny how small government conservatives love to interject government into your life and reduce your freedoms in the process?

Anonymous said...

Nowhere in the above article does it mention CBD products are illegal.

Anonymous said...

These are the same goofballs who cannot even administer driver license testing!!!

Anonymous said...

Not a proponent or opponent, I think folks should make their own dumb choices, but who tested these products?

Anonymous said...

Well, since you didn't link to the original statement, and I haven't found it yet (perhaps it's not online), I can't say for certain, but the headline does not accurately summarize the content of this post.

I'll avoid suggesting that it's intentional clickbait and just assume it's sloppy work.

Anonymous said...

Howdy Dowdy is well known for substituting his personal philosophy for agency protocol and state law. I've heard him say more than once, "I'm just personally opposed to it and don't want it approved and am determined to fight it". Regardless.

Who cares what his personal philosophy is?

Anonymous said...

Good grief, they can't stop the flow of meth and cocaine but now they gonna check little old ladies' mailboxes for their arthritis relief.

I'm sick of government over reach and the growing police state.

Anonymous said...

12:43 =-- AMEN!

Anonymous said...

Because of the evils of the drug Zertec D it was taken off the shelf and has to be prescribed. Marshall Fisher was head of bureau of narcotics and determined that this would reduce the meth manufacturer. So this should mean we have no meth problems in the state since he fixed it. You can still buy it off the shelf in Alabama, Louisiana and Tennessee but if you bring it into Mississippi they can charge you with transportation of a controlled substance. We have some real geniuses running this State.

Anonymous said...

Wonder how much Big Pharma paid them???
Users do need to be careful of the source (similar to the vaping product issue), but there are health professionals who will make recommendations. Veterinarians are using it successfully with animals.

Anonymous said...

this state and the people who run it are right out of a chapter of alice in wonderland

Anonymous said...

Big Government Baptists strike again.

Unknown said...

It's a plant. A plant that grows naturally. This has all been a hoax. The "War on Drugs" is a scam. The government has been spending trillions of dollars allegedly to fight drugs. We have an opioid problem. The opioid crisis began at about the same time as ae went into Afghanistan. Look what prohibition did. The killings and corruption was rampant. The war on drugs has had the same results.

Anonymous said...

I buy this for knee pain. Shop on Briarwood near Cowboy Maloney and Fuddruckers.

Pot Heads Kill said...

Reefer Madness depicts everything you need to know about pot.

Anonymous said...

They are just posturing to tax and to regulate you. With the richest soil in the world Mississippi should be figuring out how to profit from the hemp empire but no they will regulate Mississippians into non players in this industry. Farmers could be making billions right now and could be shipping their crops all across America. The processing and manufacturing facilities will be elsewhere while our political geniuses are developing a plan..

Anonymous said...

@7:59. It's a plant. So are Hemlock, Belladonna, tobacco, and any number of naturally occurring poisons -- all plants. Some plants produce dangerous products. Cannabis is one of them. Not comparable to alcohol. Alcohol while certainly poisonous and debilitating if misused does not make its users stupid. It is particularly harmful to developing brains. Ole Miss's own Mahmoud ElSohly has done abundant research on this and other aspects of cannabis.

I am an old man who first used the sh*t in 1959. Fortunately for me I figured out the "fun" part of feeling stupid after smoking pot just meant it made me stupid. Sure enough I watched. Other people smoked the stuff, giggled a lot, felt "boss," did stupid stuff. Their lives had a way of not working out real well. Later I noted that you did not see a bunch of pot smoking among medical students, pilot trainees, people studying for their actuarial certifications, bar exams, etc. You do see a lot of pot use among burglars, drunk drivers, DUI defendants, people on death row. Ever notice how many times marijuana use comes up in capital cases? It's probably just a coincidence or maybe it really does make you stupid, lower inhibitions and lead to conscienceless behavior.

I don't care. I don't drink, smoke dope, cigarettes, vape, sky dive, ride motorcycles, or have unprotected sex with barnyard animals.

Anonymous said...

As someone who eats hemp seed and oil, I can tell you that it is a miracle superfood. And occasionally smoking small quantities of high quality recreational cannabis is better for you than consuming any quantity of distilled alcohol.

But it is bad for so many industries that prey on us that of course our elected official need to protect us from God's own creation and be replaced by lab produced pharmaceuticals.

Anonymous said...

I don't know where this author got their information from? Hemp-derived CBD is legal in all states! This is another push by the Big Pharma to keep people from receiving benefits for their health issues from Natural substances! God gave us the plants we need to help us heal! Big Pharma can't get a patent on a natural substance so therefore they must make it "bad"!

Having said this, consumers should know where their CBD is originating from. Do not purchase this on the internet as you have no idea what other toxic substances have been added.

Anonymous said...

Well said @ 11:23

Anonymous said...

LOL cannabis is not a dangerous plant. Some of you people need to get outside the four walls of Mississippi for a change.

Anonymous said...

Some of you really need to learn the difference between marijuana, which is illegal, and CBD, which is not illegal under federal law or the law of virtually every state. As for the guy who assumed that doctors and lawyers don’t smoke pot but panhandlers do, well, you would be surprised. Just how do you think the recreational marijuana industry is profitable in states where it is currently allowed if it’s users are generally broke?

And, if lack of testing makes a product unsafe, isn’t it on the Government to go ahead and get to testing as opposed to telling us a product is not safe. Without testing, the state does not actually know that yet.

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