Feds Crack Down On ‘Deceptively Marketed’ CBD Products

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on Thursday that it launched the first law enforcement crackdown on “deceptive” claims being made about CBD products. The new action involves complaints against six companies. As part of “Operation CBDeceit,” FTC is mandating that the firms and personnel associated with them stop making a “wide range of scientifically unsupported claims” about their products’ ability to treat medical conditions. Some of the companies will also have to pay monetary judgements. Companies made unsupported claims that their oils, balms, gummies, coffee, and other goods could treat serious diseases such as cancer and diabetes. 2/10 — FTC (@FTC) December 17, 2020 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js “The six settlements announced today send a clear message to the burgeoning CBD industry: Don’t make spurious health claims that are unsupported by medical science,” Andrew Smith, Director of FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, said in a press release. “Otherwise, don’t be surprised if you hear from the FTC.” FTC is requiring each of the companies and individuals behind them, to stop making such unsupported health claims immediately, and several will pay monetary judgments to the agency. 4/10 — FTC (@FTC) December 17, 2020 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js The companies targeted in the new action are Bionatrol Health, LLC; Epichouse LLC (First Class Herbalist CBD); CBD Meds, Inc.; HempmeCBD; Reef Industries, Inc. and Steves Distributing, LLC. FTC, in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has previously warned or sued other companies about claims related to CBD products. FTC announced settlements with the following companies:•CBD Meds, Inc.•HempmeCBD•Reef Industries, Inc. •Steves Distributing, LLC•Bionatrol Health, LLC•Epichouse LLC (First Class Herbalist CBD) 6/10 — FTC (@FTC) December 17, 2020 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js In April, the two agencies sent a letter to a company run by a former professional football player, warning the firm to stop claiming its cannabidiol products could prevent or…

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