CBD provider to pay $363,000 for false advertising claims

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Earlier suggestions by CannaCraft that its CBD products could be therapeutic for health conditions ranging from sleep disorders to rheumatoid arthritis means the company is now on the hook for US$300,000 ($363,000) in penalties. A civil action filed in Monterey County Superior Court alleged the licensed cultivator and manufacturer of cannabis products made representations regarding the efficacy of its Care By Design products on its website, notes a statement from the Sonoma Country District Attorney’s Office (SCDAO). But the district attorney argues the products “were not supported by competent and reliable scientific evidence.” Lawsuit seeks to overturn Quebec’s broad prohibition of all things cannabis on products Governments taking a ‘conservative’ approach to cannabis marketing, but may need to take a page from alcohol’s book California cannabis retailer claims he was kicked off texting platform simply for communicating with customers The claims in question included that, “cannabidiol can change gene expression and remove beta-amyloid plaque, the hallmark of Alzheimer’s, from brain cells” and that “scientific and clinical studies have shown that CBD could be therapeutic for many conditions.” That long list of these conditions includes chronic pain, cancer, diabetes, sleep disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic stress disorder, alcoholism and neurological ailments, notes the SCDAO release. As a member of the California Food, Drug and Medical Device Task Force, the SCDAO and CannaCraft reached a settlement in the consumer protection false advertising action. In opting to settle, Judge Thomas W. Wills reported Sonoma County-based CannaCraft will pay US$250,000 ($302,500) in civil penalties, US$25,000 ($30,250) in cy pres (as near as possible) restitution and US$25,000 ($30,250) in investigative costs. Additionally, CannaCraft agreed to be bound by an injunction for 10 years, the statement notes. As a task force member, “we are committed to creating a level playing field in the licensed cannabis industry by…

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