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Tres compañías que promocionan sus productos derivados del cannabis como tratamientos milagrosos para enfermedades graves han recibido cartas de la FTC advirtiéndoles que están en riesgo de ser sujetas a acciones legales excepto que posean evidencias científicas que fundamenten sus declaraciones. Las compañías venden aceites, cápsulas, chicles comestibles y cremas que contienen un compuesto químico derivado de la planta del cannabis llamado cannabidiol o CBD.

 

Una compañía dice que el CBD tiene un efecto como “mágico” para aliviar hasta el dolor más agudo. La compañía declara que se ha comprobado clínicamente que el CBD es efectivo para tratar enfermedades, incluyendo el cáncer, la enfermedad de Alzheimer y la esclerosis múltiple. El sitio web de la segunda compañía dice que está probado que los productos CBD son efectivos para tratar veinte enfermedades, incluidas el autismo, la anorexia, el cáncer y el SIDA. El sitio web de la tercera compañía promociona los chicles comestibles a base de CBD como altamente efectivos para tratar la principal causa de la mayoría de las enfermedades degenerativas. Este sitio también dice que la crema a base de CBD alivia el dolor y que su aceite a base de CBD puede tratar de manera efectiva la depresión, el trastorno de estrés postraumático, la epilepsia y otras enfermedades.

 

Esta semana, la FTC envió cartas en las cuales urge a las compañías a revisar todas las declaraciones efectuadas sobre sus productos, incluidos los testimonios de los consumidores, para asegurar que dichas declaraciones estén fundamentadas por evidencias científicas competentes y confiables. En las cartas se les dice a las compañías que, dentro de un plazo de 15 días, tienen que notificarle a la FTC las medidas específicas que han adoptado para abordar las inquietudes de la agencia.

 

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33 Comments

Rubino
September 10, 2019
Thanks FTC.we do not need the wilderness of the world to treat medical conditions .We need Licensed learned credentialed personal to treat and take care of our loved ones.
Emilia Orlis G…
September 20, 2019
Es muy bueno que existan estas informaciones serias que de verdad mantengan a la población en alerta y no dejarse engañar por cualquier propaganda que solo busca vender sin importar cuanto daño están causando a miles de jóvenes que se dejan llevar por el ultimo reto o la ultima moda. gracias FTC.
JustConcerned
September 10, 2019
It would be useful to know the names of the 3 companies.
Stephanie
September 10, 2019
What companies? This would be more helpful if the companies' names were not protected.
trulyyours
September 10, 2019

En respuesta a por Stephanie

I agree with Stephanie. I'd appreciate Ms. Small letting us all know what three companies made serius health claims about CBD oil.
FTC Staff
September 13, 2019

En respuesta a por Stephanie

The warning letters do not represent the FTC’s judgment about the quality of particular CBD brands. It's best to be highly skeptical about the extreme health claims that some CBD sellers are making about their products. If a company is marketing CBD for the treatment or prevention of serious diseases or disorders, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, rheumatoid arthritis, or fibromyalgia, chances are there is little or no scientific support to back up those claims. 

kimi
September 10, 2019
So, what companies?
maria
September 10, 2019
if it so serious why did you not name the companies!!don't the consumers need to know!
Gandalf
September 10, 2019
Why not identify the companies to whom you sent notices?
TD in CT
September 10, 2019
and no mention of the company names?! ~ Bummer.
FTC Staff
September 13, 2019

En respuesta a por TD in CT

The warning letters do not represent the FTC’s judgment about the quality of particular CBD brands. It's best to be highly skeptical about the extreme health claims that some CBD sellers are making about their products. If a company is marketing CBD for the treatment or prevention of serious diseases or disorders, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, rheumatoid arthritis, or fibromyalgia, chances are there is little or no scientific support to back up those claims. 

Roe
September 10, 2019
Would have been nice to know the names of the companies.
cathp
September 10, 2019
Company names would be appreciated. Or, does this include all CBD companies?
FTC Staff
September 13, 2019

En respuesta a por cathp

It's best to be highly skeptical about the extreme health claims that some CBD sellers are making about their products. If a company is marketing CBD for the treatment or prevention of serious diseases or disorders, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, rheumatoid arthritis, or fibromyalgia, chances are there is little or no scientific support to back up those claims. 

C Peter G
September 10, 2019
I do not think that knowing the names of the companies would make any difference. The point is not to take ANY claims for cannabis-derived products seriously until there is medical proof that the claims are accurate.
Leo
September 10, 2019
Other thing that worries me (I have used the salve to help to try to control sciatic nerve pain) is that there is no information about dosage or purity of the product. I have purchased several jars of the CBD salve but each one's texture has been a little different. Hard to imagine that the "dose" is the same, jar to jar.
ConcernedCitiz…
September 10, 2019
What are the names of the companies? How does this publication help if it doesn't help us stay away from charlatans?
FTC Staff
September 13, 2019

En respuesta a por ConcernedCitiz…

It's best to be highly skeptical about the extreme health claims that some CBD sellers are making about their products. If a company is marketing CBD for the treatment or prevention of serious diseases or disorders, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, rheumatoid arthritis, or fibromyalgia, chances are there is little or no scientific support to back up those claims. 

marychr61
September 16, 2019
I ordered Gummy ones, ad I have MS and have some days severe pain, Plus the company that is charging me, I never even hit Place order. Yes, my fault I put in my debit card number. The day after I saw two charges for items I didn't order, I was billed 9.90, not 4,95 for the gummies, and 7.96 for a pain rub, which i never even looked into.
jan
September 10, 2019
What are the names of these companies?
Retired
September 10, 2019
Please publish the name of the three companies. I have a loved one who is taking the gummies to relieve the pain of a degenerative disease.
FTC Staff
September 13, 2019

En respuesta a por Retired

It's best to be highly skeptical about the extreme health claims that some CBD sellers are making about their products. If a company is marketing CBD for the treatment or prevention of serious diseases or disorders, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, rheumatoid arthritis, or fibromyalgia, chances are there is little or no scientific support to back up those claims. 

genadm
February 19, 2020

En respuesta a por FTC Staff

Is there any FTC requirements for the manufacturing of CBD products? If yes would you guide me to the website?
catlady
September 10, 2019
The company names would be very helpful!
Jo
September 10, 2019
Since many people are already purchasing and using these products based on the company claims we need to know the name of those 3 companies.
HerbsWork
September 12, 2019
I just attempted to post my thoughts on this topic. It said a 'captcha'error was detected. This is me so please post my comments or are you biased?
1990
September 11, 2019
I think it would be helpful to know these company names, since the products are out there in the stores and some of us have already purchase them.
Margo
September 11, 2019
I believe it does make a difference to know what 3 companies they are. People need to know. Just making a general statement is not helpful at all.
FTC Staff
September 13, 2019

En respuesta a por Margo

The warning letters do not represent the FTC’s judgment about the quality of particular CBD brands. It's best to be highly skeptical about the extreme health claims that some CBD sellers are making about their products. If a company is marketing CBD for the treatment or prevention of serious diseases or disorders, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, rheumatoid arthritis, or fibromyalgia, chances are there is little or no scientific support to back up those claims. 

donnaB
September 13, 2019
I've gotten CBD from certain companies stating it would cure my illnesses. The advertisements have celebrities pictured statements that said they developed CBD strains to combate their illnesses. I've received months of products when (and charged) when I only wanted on a trial basis.
Devil Dev
September 20, 2019
Nice information.
mysuperflower
December 19, 2019
if it is so serious you have to mention the company name.
JBM Don't use …
January 07, 2020
It is annoying when every "staff" reply to readers' comments is the same canned response. Why are we paying the salaries of FTC people to tell us to be skeptical and nothing more? If the FTC has done any research at all we are entitiled to know what their conclusions are.