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Feds Crack Down On ‘Deceptively Marketed’ CBD Products

December 17, 2020

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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.

“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.”

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.

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 cure coronavirus infections.

FTC commissioners approved the new complaints and related consent orders against each company by unanimous votes of 5-0. The agency will publish descriptions of the consent agreements in the Federal Register, after which point public comments will be accepted for 30 days. FTC will then will decide whether to make the proposed consent order final.

The new FTC enforcement actions come as FDA is still formulating regulations for the legal marketing of CBD products, a process that began when Congress legalized hemp and its derivatives through the 2018 Farm Bill.

Photo by Kimzy Nanney.

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Tom Angell, KahliBuds, 420GrowLife

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