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FDA issues warning to cannabis companies for unsubstantiated claims its products fight cancer

Jeff Fisher

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration put several cannabis companies on notice for marketing marijuana-derived products that claim to treat diseases like cancer. According to a report published on the FDA's website Nov. 1, the administration issued warnings to four companies: Greenroads HealthNatural AlchemistThat’s Natural! Marketing and Consulting, and Stanley Brothers Social Enterprises LLC.

Here are the contested claims as listed on the FDA's website:

  • “Combats tumor and cancer cells;”
  • “CBD makes cancer cells commit ‘suicide’ without killing other cells;”
  • “CBD … [has] anti-proliferative properties that inhibit cell division and growth in certain types of cancer, not allowing the tumor to grow;” and
  • “Non-psychoactive cannabinoids like CBD (cannabidiol) may be effective in treating tumors from cancer – including breast cancer.”

On this episode of "Chewing the Fat" with Jeffy, Pat, Keith, and Jeffy discussed the FDA's decision to crackdown on businesses including one that listed "love" as an ingredient in their products.

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