Mississippi Department of Public Safety Warns Public Against Using CBD Products

Officials from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS), the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN), and the Mississippi Department of Health held a joint press conference this week to caution the public on the dangers of non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD) products that are available for purchase in the state.

In a Wednesday press release, the DPS stated that there is currently no federal or state oversight for CBD-infused products and no available studies that validate the safe use of CBD oil.

The DPS says that the agencies are stressing that CBD oil is not safe to use, regardless of where it is purchased, until scientific studies and oversight that can prove otherwise.

“Testing of CBD products purchased around the state have shown that the overwhelming majority of CBD products are mislabeled,” said MBN Director John Dowdy. “A large number or 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.”

According to Commissioner of Public Safety, Marshall Fisher, they have no idea what ingredients or amounts are in CBD products, and without proper labeling, people are dangerously consuming products without knowing what is in them.

Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs says that people do not know what they are buying, noting that he is concerned about the safety of all CBD products.

Dr. Dobbs says that without federal or state oversight, consumers are taking great risks for their safety.