Feds Sue Company Over Claims Its CBD Products Can Treat Cancer

Feds Sue Company Over Claims Its CBD Products Can Treat Cancer

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently sued a wellness company over unsanctioned medical claims it was making about a line of CBD products and supplements. No longer satisfied with merely sending out warning letters, the agency seems to be taking more aggressive steps to combat the scourge of companies marketing products as treatment options for conditions such as cancer and COVID-19 without supporting scientific evidence. The California-based Whole Leafs Organic allegedly did both, according to a complaint filed in a federal district court. In advertising, it claimed that its “Thrive” nutritional supplement consisting largely of vitamin C could treat or reduce the risk of contracting the novel coronavirus, FTC said. It also sold three types of CBD products that the company said could target and eliminate cancer cells. Marc Ching, owner of Whole Leafs Organic, agreed to a preliminary injunction order earlier this week, barring his company from making claims that the products can treat either COVID-19 or cancer. He previously received a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over his CBD products. The new agreement is not an admission of guilt in the matter, and a hearing for the case is set for January 2021. FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Andrew Smith said in a press release on Tuesday that there’s “no proof that any product will prevent or treat COVID-19 or that any CBD product will treat cancer.” “Let’s be clear: companies making these claims can look forward to an FTC lawsuit like this…

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