MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Myrtle Beach police are looking to crack down on marijuana use.
One way they hope to do that is to test CBD oil being sold in the Myrtle Beach area for THC levels.
At Tuesday's city council meeting, Myrtle Beach Police Chief Amy Prock and Maj. Frank O'Neal with the State Law Enforcement Division gave a presentation on the dangers of marijuana addiction.
During that presentation, Prock mentioned MBPD could start testing the CBD oil local shops are selling for THC levels.
South Carolina law allows CBD oil to be sold as long as it has no more than .09 percent THC.
"CBD oil is not regulated, and we're having problems across the country where people are overdosing because there is no regulation as to what is actually in the containers they sell as CBD oil," O'Neal said.
Some stores in the downtown Myrtle Beach area declined to comment, but the owner of Coastal Green Wellness in The Market Common said he's in favor of testing.
"Yeah absolutely, I am in support of that," David Spang said. "But where I believe a lot of the health concern is … synthetic CBD. Stuff that comes directly from China or it could even have actual CBD in it, but they can use certain carrying agents, certain flavoring additives that can really be detrimental to people's health."