The dangers of fake CBD

The dangers of fake CBD

With the good, comes the bad. When something so beneficial as CBD hits the market with an expected market value of $20 billion dollars, you place good money that it won’t be long before someone comes out with a mock-up. Unforutnly it didn’t take long. 

We’ve witnessed endless counts of fake CBD making it’s way to shelves and poisoning 50 people in Utah

The hype and promise of the therapeutic effects of hemp CBD cause greedy companies to create a synthetic version of CBD (Spice or illegal designer cannabinoids) in hopes to improve potency, efficacy, pharmacokinetic properties and make a huge profit from this natural substance.

During the 2015 study, the most common adverse side effects of synthetic cannabinoids, as reported by the CDC, were:


Tachycardia (abnormally rapid heart rate).

Drowsiness or lethargy.



15 reported deaths.


Marinol is a well known “legal” synthetic cannabinoid that is endorsed by the FDA for pharmaceutical use, but it also has a long list of side effects, as expected from pharmaceutical companies. Side effects are not common with natural hemp CBD.

Regarding these synthetic cannabinoid drugs approved by the FDA, the FDA reports side effects that include but are not limited to:

mood changes;

dizziness, trouble concentrating;

feeling “high”;

weakness, lack of coordination;

anxiety, confusion;

stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;

warmth or tingly feeling; or.

sleep problems (insomnia).

disturbing psychiatric symptoms

hypotension (low blood pressure)

syncope (fainting),

tachycardia (fast heartbeat)


It is this synthetic CBD that has been causing so much fear in the CBD conversation.

When it comes to the unregulated CBD (which, again, is all CBD), it’s crucial for you to do the research. To ensure your goal of relieving your anxiety and pain doesn’t exacerbate your symptoms or result in a surprise trip to the emergency room, keep these guidelines in mind before you hit that “purchase” button.






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