CBD Product Labeling Class Action Lawyers
The cannabis market is experiencing explosive growth as more people every day believe in the benefits – both real and perceived – of CBD oil and various other CBD products. New companies are entering the CBD and cannabis market even as regulatory uncertainties persist, all leading to an environment where companies sometimes feel free to operate in inappropriate ways.
Slapping false labels on CBD products has become one of the most common ways companies deceive consumers. The labels claim a certain amount of CBD is in the product, when in reality it contains much less CBD, or even none at all.
Based in Southern California, the Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman, P.C. is available to help anyone who purchased CBD products that may have contained less of the active ingredient than promised. With offices in California, Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania, we handle these claims on a nationwide basis. Our attorneys are ready to evaluate your potential CBD legal claim. Contact us to get started.
Lack of FDA Regulation Makes the CBD Market a Free-for-All
Because CBD, or cannabidiol, is derived from hemp and marijuana, the government originally treated it more like a drug and not as a dietary ingredient. This led to the environment that exists today, where lack of clear FDA guidance and control over CBD products has allowed companies to do almost anything they want as far as labeling their products.
This has put consumers in a position of not really knowing if the CBD product they purchased truly contains the amount of CBD the label indicates. The products may also contain other elements that are not disclosed on the label.
Today state and federal governments are trying to play catch-up on the issue. Some states are attempting to regulate the testing and purity of CBD products to ensure their safety and to ensure consumers have accurate information.
CBD Oil vs. Hemp Oil
While CBD oil and hemp oil come from the same plant, the two products are entirely different. Hemp oil is sourced solely from hemp seeds. CBD oil is extracted from stems, leaves and flowers. Hemp oil does not contain any CBD. So, a product containing only hemp oil cannot truthfully be sold as a CBD oil.
However, because of the uncertainty around CBD, some companies have advertised and sold hemp products as CBD products and vice-versa. This is false advertising and a deceptive business practice, and consumers have a right to challenge such practices with the help of an attorney.
Falsely Labeled CBD Products and Supplements
Over the last few years, CBD oils, gummies, capsules, liquids, skin ointments and even chocolate bars have been found to contain potentially harmful ingredients that were not disclosed on the labels. Some were found to cause seizures, allergic reactions and loss of consciousness. Examples of undisclosed and potentially dangerous substances found in CBD products include:
- Synthetic cannabinoids including 4-CCB
- Cough medicine
- More THC than they are supposed to contain
- Rice powder
- Other fillers that may cause allergic reactions
How Our CBD Product Labeling Attorneys Can Help
The Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman, P.C. is currently evaluating potential claims by people who have purchased CBD products. We welcome contacts from people in California, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Ohio, where our offices are located.
Once you contact us, we can research your claim and explain what legal options you may have. Because CBD products are so widespread, there are several CBD class action lawsuits in courts around the country. We can see if you qualify to join one of these lawsuits or if there are other avenues through which to pursue compensation.
Give us a call at 1-877-619-8966 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.