Alabama state officials tell public to avoid CBD products

Retailers who sell CBD products in Alabama are getting mixed messages now that the Department of Health is asking the public to avoid using CBD.

It’s a move that directly conflicts with the state’s direction in December that authorized hemp-derived CBD production and sales.

While CBD derived from marijuana remains illegal, Alabama was the first state to formally change its legal interpretation of hemp-derived CBD in response to the 2018 Farm Bill.

Alabama’s State Health Officer, Dr. Scott Harris, issued a statement on Thursday that said CBD products are “untested, unregulated and dangerous” and should be avoided, reported

“Products labeled as CBD oil and/or other CBD-related products might contain any number of substances, and there is no assurance they are safe to consume as they have not been evaluated or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration,” Harris said.

Harris listed symptoms that may occur with exposure to synthetic CBD.