Keep the FDA Off Your Back: Don’t Make Medical Claims About CBD Products

  • During these uncertain times, a handful of CBD companies have been taking advantage of people’s fear and anxiety.
  • The FDA’s main concern is that these products have not been shown to be either safe or effective, and ultimately fears that deceptive marketing of unproven treatments may keep some patients from accessing appropriate, recognized therapies to treat serious and even fatal diseases.
  • Generally, the FDA determines intended use based on claims made by the product’s manufacturers and distributors, which are often contained on the product’s labeling or in promotional or advertising materials.
  • see[s] the illegal marketing of CBD-containing products with serious, unproven medical claims.

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