SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Poison Control Center issued a warning Wednesday about a cannabidiol oil after receiving “numerous” calls from people complaining of falling ill after using the product.
The product is labeled as “CBD” oil and is sold at local smoke shops, the center said in a news release. Utah Poison Control Center officials said those who called reported having altered mental status, seizures, confusion, loss of consciousness and slurred speech after using the oil.
The center, along with other health agencies in the state, urged those who purchased CBD oil to discard it, noting a preliminary analysis of the product stated it was a synthetic cannabinoid-like compound and not cannabidiol.
Cannabidiol is a component of the marijuana plant not associated with getting high, the center said. It added cannabidiol has been authorized for medical use in Utah for people with intractable seizures diagnosed by a neurologist. Those patients are given a hemp extraction registration card from the state.
Anyone who has used the CBD oil and has experienced any adverse symptoms from it is encouraged to call the Utah Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.
Editor's note: The content of this article was taken from a press release sent out by the Utah Poison Control Center. This is not information gathered by KSL.com reporters.