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“So, you could overdose on this?” Channel 9’s John Paul asked. “Some people could. Some people could,” Bornemann said.
“At the moment, this whole industry is pretty much self-regulated,” Bornemann said. “There is no one watching over their shoulder yet.”
Channel 9 also tested Lazarus, which was bought at Electrik Avenew in NoDa. The label said it had 225 milligrams of CBD. The lab found 174 milligrams and also found THC.
“I’ve used it for anxiety, and I’ve used it for muscle aches,” Stephanie Curran said.
The Food and Drug Administration doesn’t oversee the products, so what’s on the label may not be what you’re getting. It’s basically an honor system.
“The bottle says it contains 1,000 milligrams, and we didn’t find a single milligram in there,” Bornemann said. “If people use these products to self-treat, there can be unexpected side effects.”
“That’s a rip-off. That’s blatant lying, just ripping people off,” Curran said.