Thursday, December 21, 2017 by Martin Mavis
Many hemp products — including CBD oil — are loaded with toxic pesticides and herbicides.
Podcast Transcript: “There is a major wake-up call coming for the hemp products industry. I’m going to share that with you here as a lab scientist and someone who does a tremendous amount of testing of off-the-shelf products. My lab is CWClabs.com. My name is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, author of Food Forensics. I’m the founder of this ISO accredited laboratory and I run multiple mass spec instruments to analyze off-the-shelf products for things like heavy metals, pesticides, residues and other chemical analytes. Now the hemp products industry has a major problem and that is – you may be surprised to hear this – but it’s not very green. It’s dirty. It is so dirty, it’s dirtier than the food industry. The regulations are so lacking in the hemp products industry that people today who are smoking products that are grown and manufactured in places like Colorado and California, or even Oregon, are smoking highly toxic cancer-causing chemicals that they don’t even know it. The perception in people who consume a lot of hemp products is that hemp is green, hemp is sustainable. You know I’m all for the legalization of medicinal hemp by the way. In no way am I anti hemp. Hemp is a revolutionary crop. I’ve argued that for many, many years. It’s got medicine, it’s got oils, protein, fiber, nutrition and industrial fibers that can be used in many manufacturing processes. I think industrial hemp should be legalized across the country. So, I’m very much Pro hemp. However, the regulations that monitor pesticide use and fungicide use in food crops and agricultural products are in many ways lacking in hemp products…” Listen to the full podcast below: