Vape shop warning about possible synthetics mixed into CBD produ - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Vape shop warning about possible synthetics mixed into CBD products

Emerald Triangle sells products that contain CBD produced from Hemp. (Source: KAIT) Emerald Triangle sells products that contain CBD produced from Hemp. (Source: KAIT)
CBD comes in a variety of forms including vape additives, capsules, and edibles. (Source: KAIT) CBD comes in a variety of forms including vape additives, capsules, and edibles. (Source: KAIT)
Emerald Triangle owners want to warn customers about possibly tainted CBD. (Source: KAIT) Emerald Triangle owners want to warn customers about possibly tainted CBD. (Source: KAIT)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A Jonesboro vape shop wants customers to use caution when buying products labeled as CBD to make sure what they are getting is legitimate and not putting them at harm.

CBD is a compound found in the cannabis plant.

“CBD is not psychoactive so there’s no way to get a high or a feeling from CBD,” Emerald Triangle Administrative Co-Owner Zach Slater explained. “The CBD that we use is taken from industrial hemp so we’re operating under the U.S. Farm Bill in that aspect.”

The compound is sold as a vape additive, tinctures, capsules, a honey mix, or other edibles.

It’s said to have many medicinal benefits like providing relief from arthritis, inflammation, muscular dystrophy, and Parkinson’s disease.

Slater said the most important thing to note is that it does not contain THC, so it cannot get you high.

“It’s non-psychoactive across the board so if you do feel, become aware of a situation where you’re just like, “oh,” you want to back off and either bring that product to us and we can send it off and have it tested or let the shop where you purchased it know that it isn’t supposed to do this,” Slater said.

If you do experience a high from a supposed CBD product, Slater said it can be assumed that it likely has a synthetic compound added to it.

Those synthetics could include things similar to K2 or Spice, which can be very dangerous.

Slater said they began warning users about this after a local mother called them concerned for her son.

“Her son had partaken of a product called Supernova and he was behind the wheel and ended up having seizures and pretty much lost his mind from what we can gather,” Slater said. “He ended up in the hospital under some pretty severe circumstances.”

He said that items should be packaged with dosage amounts and instructions on the packaging.

“We have made it a mission to go and test pretty much whatever CBD-labeled products we can get our hands on as a thank you and to look out for this community because we wouldn’t be here without them,” Slater said. “Those are people we care about, our friends, family, and people that support us.”

Slater said they are big supporters of what CBD can do for people, so they don’t want these bad products to give it a bad reputation. 

Copyright 2018 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • NEA Humane Society holds cat adoption event

    NEA Humane Society holds cat adoption event

    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-06-23 22:25:19 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:48 PM EDT2018-06-23 22:48:36 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Northeast Arkansas Humane Society is hosting a Feline Freedom Adoption Frenzy in honor of July 4th.

    The Northeast Arkansas Humane Society is hosting a Feline Freedom Adoption Frenzy in honor of July 4th.

  • Mayor: Corning Walmart set to close in July

    Mayor: Corning Walmart set to close in July

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:26 AM EDT2018-06-20 15:26:48 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 3:05 PM EDT2018-06-23 19:05:53 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Walmart in Region 8 is closing within the month, according to the Corning mayor.

    A Walmart in Region 8 is closing within the month, according to the Corning mayor.

  • Dollar General store destroyed by Friday fire

    Dollar General store destroyed by Friday fire

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:35 PM EDT2018-06-23 02:35:05 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 2:47 PM EDT2018-06-23 18:47:09 GMT

    A Jonesboro Dollar General store is a total loss after a fire Friday night

    A Jonesboro Dollar General store is a total loss after a fire Friday night

Powered by Frankly