An evening with friends that turns into a nightmare. During a Christmas meal organized in Paris a few days ago, ten forty-year-olds exchanged gifts during a “Secret Santa”. One of the guests offers gummies purchased the same day in a Parisian “CBD shop”. Each of the guests consumes one, thinking the product completely harmless. What they think is just a CBD “candy” is actually a new product with H4CBD, a synthetic cannabinoid, associated on paper with less than 0.3% THC as required by law. But they still don’t know that…
Very quickly, very worrying effects begin to manifest themselves among the ten friends. For some, this even goes as far as convulsions, hallucinations, discomfort… “I thought I was going to die, I saw a black tunnel with a white light at the end which was narrowing,” Quentin* still recalls in shock. “I told myself that I would never see my children again,” adds Camille*. In total, seven people out of the ten guests will end the evening in hospital.
We investigated and had these California-made “candies” analyzed in the laboratory to understand how an over-the-counter product can cause such serious effects. Watch our video at the top of the article.
*First names have been changed to guarantee the anonymity of our witnesses.