An Idaho man, and several Oregonians, have filed lawsuits against the company that owns the CBD drops.
PORTLAND, Ore. — To cope with his lower back pain, Jason Crawforth, of Idaho, picked up some CBD drops while visiting his mom on the Oregon Coast. The 51-year-old put the drops to use while camping in the Nevada desert in early September. About two hours later, he says, he started to hallucinate.
“I stepped out of my motorhome, my fingers started to tingle, my legs started to go numb and over the course of five minutes, I could feel myself slipping away from reality,” Crawforth said.
Crawforth eventually went to bed. When he woke up the next morning, he used the CBD drops again, not thinking they were to blame for the episode the night before. Crawforth then got behind the wheel and drove home to Boise.
“I start to get dizzy,” he said. “My fingers start to tingle and the last two things I remember is a red car coming towards me and not knowing what lane to be in.”
Crawforth pulled over. A friend drove the rest of the way. Once back home Crawforth went to the emergency room where he learned he had dangerously high levels of THC in his system. THC is the main psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana. It makes people feel high.
“I did not suspect it was THC,” Crawforth said. “I’ve never been a person to use it, as an edible or smoking, so I wasn’t familiar with the effects.”
It turns out the CBD drops Crawforth bought were mislabeled and actually contained THC. The Select brand CBD drops have since