FDA Warns “Pot Cures Cancer” Claims

The FDA issued warning letters to four companies that sell products containing cannabidiol (CBD) and claim the ingredient can treat or cure cancer. CBD is a compound found in marijuana, but unlike another compound in the plant called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD doesn’t cause psychoactive effects.

CBD is sold in products such as oil drops, teas, capsules, syrups and lotions. These products have not been proven to be safe and effective for cancer treatment and that making unsubstantiated claims is a violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

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