The Mississippi Department of Health, Department of Public Safety and Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics issued a joint press release that using CBD oil obtained from anywhere is is not safe to use 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.
The three agencies all stress that products are often mislabeled and could have serious health risks as well as contain pussible illegal substances.
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.