Jessica L Arent
CEO – PROMESA, LLC – An International Hemp Consulting Firm
COO –Hailey’s Hemp Co. – A Vertically Integrated Hemp Company- Seed to Sale
A new kind of deadly synthetic cannabis with violent after-effects has surfaced in the New Zealand
city of Auckland. The last time a deadly batch reared its head, in July last year, it was blamed for a
spate of seven deaths within weeks and sparked an unprecedented joint warning from the chief
coroner and police.
About 30 deaths have provisionally been linked to synthetic cannabis nationwide since June 2017 –
with two deaths in Auckland in recent weeks
According to the United States Centers for Disease Control , synthetic products marketed as
cannabidiol (CBD) sickened at least 52 people in Utah last winter, sending 31 of them to
In recent weeks, the agency released a report on a poisoning outbreak that occurred in the state
between December 2017 and January 2018, in which it linked to one or more synthetic
cannabinoids being sold as authentic Cannabidiol extract, and sadly, users reported that they had
purchased such products from CBD authorized retailers.
All of the patients identified in the report believed they were consuming legally derived CBD,
which has no potential for psychoactive effects, and CBD’s reputation for health has grown, many
new users have sought out products for an effective way to help with pain, anxiety, and a number of
Over the past several years, however, a growing range of unregulated products claiming to contain
CBD have also been flooding state and national marketplaces, putting consumers at risk. Last year,
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration moved to crack down on four CBD manufacturers and
distributors, particularly focusing on the companies’ claims around cancer treatment, and promises
of health that cannot yet be justified.
In the fall of 2017 one of the biggest industry manufacturers had a massive explosion due to the
unsafe exposure of barrels of ethanol, a solvent used to extract the oil, shattering glass columns of
the extraction machine, injuring the lab technicians and contaminating any and all product that had
been produced in the lab with the explosive and highly poisonous solvent and glass shards.