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Michigan State Police taking additional steps to rectify possible inaccuracies in THC results

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound that can be extracted from marijuana or from hemp. It doesn't get people high because it doesn't contain THC, the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant.
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Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound that can be extracted from marijuana or from hemp. It doesn't get people high because it doesn't contain THC, the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant.

The Michigan State Police says its taking steps to ensure transparency and accuracy after temporarily halting its THC toxicology testing.

This is after the department found toxicology reports may have been inaccurately converting CBD, which does not cause a high, to THC.

Marquette County Prosecutor Matt Wiese says current cases using results will be delayed and pending cases will be reviewed.

Wiese adds defense associations have been notified and can have their cases reviewed as well.

“I’m fairly confident that we won’t find a lot of cases that need to be looked at again and reopened but certainly each prosecuting attorney will handle that differently in their county.” said Matt Wiese.

Wiese says prosecutors don’t rely on drug testing alone and have to prove signs of impairment.

Melorie Begay is a multimedia journalist for KLCC News. She was the Inaugural KLCC Public Radio Foundation Journalism Fellow. She has a bachelors in Multimedia Journalism from the University of New Mexico. She previously interned at KUNM public radio in Albuquerque, NM and served as a fellow for the online news publication New Mexico In Depth.