February 3, 2021
Partner Kristi Wolff
was recently featured on NPR in Texas discussing the FTC penalizing several companies for false claims ranging from CBD easing chronic pain to even curing cancer, Alzheimer’s or depression.
Wolff stated that some CBD companies’ aggressive claims are the result of a fast-growing industry in which claims are often made without scientific evidence. She likened some of these companies to “cowboys” operating in uncharted territories. “The Wild West is a place where there are no rules. So you had a proliferation then of these kinds of aggressive false claims. And I think that is what drove FTC attention,” Wolff said. “There simply was no support for the claims that were being made.”
You can listen or read the full interview here