Dispute over city of Myrtle Beach, area stores selling CBD products remains complex

Dispute over city of Myrtle Beach, area stores selling CBD products remains complex
The issue of THC in CBD products remains a complex one in Myrtle Beach.

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – WMBF News has more on the THC test results for products sold at local CBD oil shops that were conducted by the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

Regarding the number of items that tested for an illegal limit of THC, WMBF News wants to make a correction to its Tuesday report.

WMBF News initially reported 10 out of 11 items tested above the legal limit. In actuality, six of the items out of the 11 tested above the legal limit of 0.3 percent when the margin of error is taken into consideration.

This is a complex issue and it is one that deserves more explanation.

A downtown business representative said wholesalers and retailers will continue to do what they’ve been doing for some time now, which is testing their products multiple times for things like THC before selling them.

WMBF News obtained the test results on Tuesday from the Myrtle Beach Police Department. They are signed by a forensic scientist with the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division. Most of the items are described to contain a plant material.

Six of the 11 items tested for levels of THC above the legal federal limit of 0.3 percent.

The test results from SLED can be seen below:

THC test results by on Scribd

The test results conducted by local retailers can be seen below:

Wilkes said through her own research, THC’s potency increases overtime. However, WMBF news spoke with a scientists who said THC potency decreases overtime.

Wilkes said both wholesalers and retailers test products before they are sold for compounds like THC. She said they will continue to do so and be compliant and proceed with good faith.

“I hope that the city moves forward in good faith. The vendors are always moving forward with good faith. We always have our lab results, we’re doing things on the up and up we’re completely compliant," said Wilkes.

WMBF news reached out to the Myrtle Beach Police Department for an update. They referred us back to the video on Facebook at the end of February. Chief Amy Prock stated the investigation is open. Police informed retailers and distributors of the results, which Prock said she has concerns with.

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