Beware of Clinical trial CBD scam emails! Do not open!

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Alcie
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   Posted 7/14/2017 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I've gotten several emails "informing" me I've been "selected" to be in a clinical trial of CBD (marijuana). I opened the email to see what in the world it was about, but you have to click on a link - which one should never do, and I didn't!

I looked on the scam and fraud prevention sites, and sure enough, it's another one of them.

I'm wondering how they got my email. I hope HW hasn't been hacked! I'm not in any other forums like this, just one local group, and I've asked them to check their security too. But our local hospital was hacked, so there are plenty of ways and places to become a potential victim.

straydog
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   Posted 7/14/2017 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Alcie, see my reply in your other post about your foot.
Susie
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SteveA
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   Posted 11/13/2017 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Alcie,
I received the same email and suspected it was a scam. Wondering....
Do you have a link to the info per this scam on a scam prevention site? I'm hoping I did not mess up by clicking UNSUBSCRIBE.

Thanks.

cogito
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   Posted 11/13/2017 11:23 PM (GMT -7)   
BTW, CBD isn't marijuana. It is found in it, but also other plants.
CBS itself is federally legal and legal in most states.

I've tried it, no help.

Koi brand, Jonnyappleseed and others sells pure CBD,, no HTC.

My PM is fine with it.
C4-T4 Scoliosis (disk degeneration, stenosis, narrowed neuroforamen, bone spurs), RT hip and SI joint damage from car accident in 2004. Also, supraventricular tacycardia and mitral valve prolapse.
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pitmom
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   Posted 11/14/2017 6:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Alcie, I've been getting them, too! I've also been getting 'notifications' about 'your order may have arrived' claiming to be from amazon! The thing is...I don't shop online!

I had filled out a sweepstakes ticket at a store, knowing full well I would get telemarketing calls about timeshare vacations by doing so. I think they sold their list and that's how my e-mail addy got out there.

I mark them all as spam.
multiple surgeries for rotator cuff both shoulders with residual chronic impingement syndrome, ulnar nerve transposition, carpal tunnel release, multiple wrist surgeries, multiple herniated discs, tarlov cysts, whiplash, bursitis of hips, grade 5 right shoulder separation and torn labrum, ovarian cysts, fibroid tumors of the uterus

Mercy&Grace
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   Posted 11/14/2017 9:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Federally CBD is a Schedule I. But, is legal in some states. But not all. Be sure and read the laws in your state before getting it. Do not depend on what a site or someone tells you. Read your state laws for yourself. The CBD Oil you buy over the internet may not be the same as,what is legal and dispensed in your state. Be sure and talk to your doctor and pharmacist before using it. It can affect drug screens. It being legal in your state does Not mean your doctor will allow it. Especially if you are prescribed opiates.

" Currently, CBD is a Schedule I controlled substance as defined under the CSA."

/www.dea.gov/divisions/hq/2015/hq122315.shtml

Clarification of the New Drug Code (7350) for Marijuana Extract-
/www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/schedules/marijuana/m_extract_7350.html

Post Edited (Mercy&Grace) : 11/14/2017 9:54:51 AM (GMT-7)


cogito
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   Posted 11/14/2017 2:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Actually, if you read through the 7350 clarification, it differentiates between CBD from parts of the Marijuana plant that fall within the controlled substances act (CSA) and other sources:
" if a product, such as oil from cannabis seeds, consisted solely of parts of the cannabis plant excluded from the CSA definition of marijuana, such product would not be included in the new drug code (7350) or in the drug code for marijuana (7360), even if it contained trace amounts of cannabinoids."

Further, CBD can be sourced from industrial hemp. The 2014 farm bill allows for the cultivation of industrial hemp and products therefrom. Moreover, there are various court rulings affirming the status of industrial hemp, hemp stocks, hemp seeds, and their products (n/i resins) as not falling within the CSA... one such ruling is explicitly stated in the 7350 clarification (footnote 5).

This doesn't mean that the DEA won't act beyond the bounds of the law, but it is very unlikely that any prosecution of hemp stock/seed based CBD would withstand court challenge.

One way or another, check with your state and your PM. I'm in a state where MM is illegal but my PM is fine with CBD from companies that assay no THC.
C4-T4 Scoliosis (disk degeneration, stenosis, narrowed neuroforamen, bone spurs), RT hip and SI joint damage from car accident in 2004. Also, supraventricular tacycardia and mitral valve prolapse.
Time Release: Tramadol ER 300mg. Verapamil 240mg SR (for tachycardia).

straydog
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   Posted 11/14/2017 4:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Some how this thread got completely off track, lol. The OP was posting about a scam, not whether something is legal or not.
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Mercy&Grace
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   Posted 11/14/2017 5:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Susie, I posted what I did because CBD is not all the same. But, many people believe it is.

It stands to reason if states have to pass laws for it to be legal. And the laws include how it can be sold and possessed. That there is a difference in that CBD and what is sold over the internet. If all CBD was legal federally there would be no need for states to pass laws making it legal. I don't want anyone to get into trouble. Or be taken advantage of by an internet site selling it.

Susie, if my posts aren't needed. Please delete them.

straydog
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   Posted 11/15/2017 5:22 AM (GMT -7)   
M&G, I have no issue with your posts. You always post excellent info with links to verify current laws. I do have something I would like to run by you. I don't think your email is listed here at HW, so if you get the time can you send me a generic email. Click on my name & it will take you to my profile where my email is listed.

Thanks.
Susie
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Mercy&Grace
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   Posted 11/15/2017 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Susie, I have been meaning to do that. I will do it later on today
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