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posted by cmn32480 on Thursday November 02 2017, @04:11PM   Printer-friendly
from the it-cures-everything dept.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning four companies that sell products containing cannabidiol (CBD) to stop making unsubstantiated health claims, such as "combats tumor and cancer cells":

The FDA has grown increasingly concerned at the proliferation of products claiming to treat or cure serious diseases like cancer. In this case, the illegally sold products allegedly contain cannabidiol (CBD), a component of the marijuana plant that is not FDA approved in any drug product for any indication. CBD is marketed in a variety of product types, such as oil drops, capsules, syrups, teas, and topical lotions and creams. The companies receiving warning letters distributed the products with unsubstantiated claims regarding preventing, reversing or curing cancer; killing/inhibiting cancer cells or tumors; or other similar anti-cancer claims. Some of the products were also marketed as an alternative or additional treatment for Alzheimer's and other serious diseases.

The companies in question are Greenroads Health, Natural Alchemist, That's Natural! Marketing and Consulting, and Stanley Brothers Social Enterprises LLC.

Also at Bloomberg, The Cannabist, The Hill, NBC, and Newsweek.

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  • (Score: 2) by LoRdTAW on Thursday November 02 2017, @08:00PM (2 children)

    by LoRdTAW (3755) on Thursday November 02 2017, @08:00PM (#591300) Journal

    The only drawback that is in the forefront of my mind is the potential for tolerance, then dependence, then addiction.

    But it's so cheap!

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  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Thursday November 02 2017, @08:10PM (1 child)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Thursday November 02 2017, @08:10PM (#591309) Journal

    Not cheap if you get addicted. In several different senses of not cheap. Only take them if you need them. They are a tool to improve your quality of life, not to get high.

    The lower I set my standards the more accomplishments I have.
    • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 02 2017, @09:16PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 02 2017, @09:16PM (#591348)

      They are a tool to improve your quality of life, not to get high.

      The two aren't necessarily mutually exclusive. There are many highs that are safer than scare-oin. Magic mushrooms for example. They can be misused, sure, but getting high for fun is not a bad thing and fun can improve your quality of life. Not everything has to be treated as medicine or a religious experience.