Dixie Elixirs’ Ex-Employee Claims Companies Products are a Farce
In 2013, the head of science for Dixie Botanicals, no longer working for the company, claimed that her company, and indeed the entire edible CBD industry, was largely a farce.
Marijuana is illegal in most states in America. Even from legal state to legal state, shipping across state lines is still illegal. So, if you are ordering “medicine” which claims to come from cannabis, but is legally shipped to you from one state to another, your product is likely not what it claims to be. This fact is especially disturbing for those who are ordering CBD oil in hopes that it will cure their children of debilitating disorders. Tamar Wise, head of Dixie Botanicals science department, made it clear that their CBD oils are actually just a “crude hemp paste”, hardly on the scale of true CBD medicinals such as Charlotte’s Web.
Tamar Wise, head of Dixie Science, posted this comment after leaving the company:
“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 are actually getting because 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 anymore. 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 Elixirs responded to Wise’s comments saying only:
“We are saddened that Ms. Wise has opted to now make slanderous allegations against Dixie Botanicals so long after her departure when none of these concerns ever came up during her term at Dixie,” the post said. “The company abides by strict confidentiality agreements designed to protect the privacy of the company, our employees and our customers. As a result we will not comment on this further and hope Ms. Wise honors these same agreements.”
Since the integrity of a company is a personal prerogative, and subsequent Dixie Elixir whistle blowers have not come forward, I cannot comment about whether the Dixie Elixirs company has changed its ways. It is of course always possible that Wise’s comments were personally motivated and don’t reflect the truth. But I am usually more inclined to trust the whistle blowers with nothing to lose, then a profit only company who doesn’t make much of an effort to set the story straight.