A November 2018 piece in Consumer Reports points out the importance of adhering to industry standards for cannabis purity, in this instance in the form of CBD vaping oil. An in-depth look at one manufacturer (Diamond CBD) yielded results that concerned researchers.
Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University found that the products, all from Diamond CBD, a publicly traded company, contained a compound called 5F-ADB. That compound, often found in illegal synthetic marijuana products such as “K2” and “Spice,” can trigger paranoia and panic attacks, increase heart rate and blood pressure, and cause convulsions, organ damage, and even death, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency.
Read the full Forensic Science International study.