Fort Bragg, N.C. — The Army is warning troops about the possible health effects that could result from smoking vape oils that contain unknown substances after 60 service members from Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune suffered ill effects from the compounds.
Authorities said the cases were discovered during the first week in January, and the soldiers and Marines who sought treatment at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg and the Naval Medical Center at Camp Lejeune complained of a variety of symptoms, including anxiety, irritability, combativeness and seizures.
The U.S. Army Medical Command said the common denominator for all of the patients was that they had all smoked vapor oils that contained a substance known as cannabidiol, or CBD, which is found naturally in the seeds, stalk and flowers of cannabis plants.
Their symptoms were reported to the North Carolina Poison Control Center.
Col. Mark Reynolds of the U.S. Army Medical Command said North Carolina officials learned about similarities after the Utah Poison Control Center received cases of people suffering similar symptoms after coming in contact with CBD.