In 2012, Dixie Botanicals appeared to be the go to choice in Hemp Oil CBD Products; however, things abruptly began to change in late 2013 when former employee Tamara Wise, the former Chief Scientist at Medical Marijuana Inc and Dixie Botanicals, denounced the company and their products and claimed they were unfit for human consumption.
Following is a statement posted from Tamara Wise, “I’m tired of so called CBD companies claiming that what they provide is medicine. Anyone using a CBD from hemp product please be aware of what you’re actually getting b/c it is not what you think. These formulations start with a crude and dirty hemp paste (contaminated with microbial life! I have seen this and these organisms decompose the paste. The paste perhaps even contains residual solvent and other toxins as the extraction is done in China ) made in a process that actually renders it unfit for human consumption. What these companies are doing is criminal and dangerous. In fact MJNA’s RSHO is literally just this hemp paste diluted in hemp seed oil. No refinement at all!!! And what Dixie Botanicals is offering is beyond disturbing. I cannot keep quiet any more. And since I formulated most of these products as head of Dixie science, I feel responsible for spreading the truth. I left Dixie for ethical reasons but it is not enough to just walk away. These frauds need to be exposed for what they are. Look out for my tell all article coming soon and feel free to contact me directly with questions as it is time to blow the whistle. Let’s keep this industry pure and safe.”
DIXIE BOTANICALS ALLLEGATIONS CONTINUE
Also in the fall of 2013, Martin Lee released an article questioning the products and companies and in October 2014 Project CBD released a report on the parent company Medical Marijuana, Inc. titled " Hemp Oil Hustlers ". Today Project CBD and Medical Marijuana, Inc are in litigation over this matter. Based on these circumstances and other allegation and reviews of Real Scientific Hemp Oil also known as RSHO, the oil used in Dixie Botanicals Products, Vital-Soul has decided not to offer these products to you our valued customer until there is more clarity to the safety of Dixie Botanical Products.