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Here in North Carolina, Authorities have found that products that are supposed to just be CBD based, are actually spiked with synthetic marijuana. Near 30 products were found spiked this year. Nearly all were vape products.
The Associated Press gathered the results for an investigation into how some operators are capitalizing on the CBD boom by substituting a dangerous street drug for the real thing.
That practice has sent dozens of people nationwide to emergency rooms, including teens and service members in North Carolina. Unlike CBD, synthetic marijuana gives an intense high. CBD is the medical side of marijuana, giving you the pain relief, take away anxiety, stop seizures, etc.
In all, lab testing shows spiked vapes or edibles such as gummy bears marketed as CBD in at least 13 states.
Industry representatives acknowledge spiking, but say many companies are reputable.