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Town of Palm Beach News Release

Posted on: June 6, 2019

[ARCHIVED] CBD Warning

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The Palm Beach Police Department wants to warn citizens about CBD paste/oil. Although pure CBD oil has not yet been associated with adverse health effects. CBD vape oils may contain synthetic cannabinoids, concentrated tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and/or other hazardous compounds in addition to, or in place of, CBD oil.

In Florida, CBD oil is legal as long as the product contains less than .03% THC, which is very low. However, if the product is derived from hemp, it is generally understood that the CBD oil can have up to .05% THC levels.

Possession of THC oil (a Schedule I narcotic) carries a possible sentence of five years in prison, as it is a third-degree felony. Possession of cannabis in its natural form carries only misdemeanor penalties.

In Florida, the purchase age at which you can obtain non-THC CBD products is eighteen. Most smoke shops and head shops will allow 18-year-old customers to make purchases.

When CBD is sold in normal stores, wellness shops, and even gas stations age restrictions are either eighteen years old or nothing at all.

The Palm Beach Police Department recommends being cautious in possessing or using any CBD or hemp products. If you do purchase one of these products, it is recommended that it be kept in its original packaging, ask for a certificate of analysis, and carry with you any medical recommendation for CBD or hemp use.

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