CBD is an abbreviation for cannabinoid which is a substance found in marijuana.  CBD has been legal under federal law since 2018 although some states have restrictions on its use and three states ban it.  Early research tends to indicate that CBD can be helpful in treating a number of different conditions, such as chronic pain, anxiety and even epilepsy where the FDA approved an epilepsy drug, Epidiolex which contains CBD.  However, some marketers of CBD products have illegally claimed that their products have wide ranging uses which have not been supported by scientific evidence.  Recently the Federal Trade Commission settled a claim against Kushly Industries which falsely claimed that its CBD products could treat or cure everything from acne to  Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.  As a result of the settlement, Kushly paid a monetary fine to the FTC and agreed to stop making false claims for their products which took the form of gummies, softgel capsules and ointments.


As for healthcare products in general, you should be skeptical about any company that promises miraculous cures to illnesses and medical conditions. The world is full of snake oil salesmen.  You should also be particularly wary of any healthcare product that is sold exclusively either over the Internet or through mail-order advertisements. The best course of action is to ask your physician about the effectiveness of a particular product or program before you buy it.

Remember B.S. – Be skeptical.  Whenever there will be breakthroughs to treat, prevent or cure any disease you are going to hear about it through legitimate news sources first rather than through ads in emails, text messages or posts on social media.

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