A year ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned six companies to stop making claims about the medicinal benefits of their CBD-based products. Earlier this month, it formally warned another eight.
“Your products are not generally recognized as safe and effective for the above referenced uses,” the FDA wrote to Texas-based Garden Green Gold, referring to several claims on the company’s website about how CBD could help treat everything from schizophrenia to post-traumatic stress disorder.
“Failure to promptly correct these violations may result in legal action,” the letters warned the companies.
The other firms warned include California-based Cali Stores and Santa Te Premium Oils, Utah-based Dose of Nature and PainBomb, Texas-based Healthy Hemp Oil, Oklahoma-based Morgue Juice, and Michigan Herbal Remedies.
The FDA also ruled last year that CBD products don’t qualify as dietary supplements, thereby leaving them in a legal gray area.