Category Archives: FTC

Warning to CBD Marketers: The FTC is now on the Beat

When the CBD craze first began to gain steam in 2017, and dubious claims of its “amazing” health benefits began to proliferate, I said it would be only a matter of time before the Federal Trade Commission took notice and … Continue reading

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Third Circuit to FTC: You Cannot Sue Over Past Violations

In “Has the FTC Lost Its Legal Mojo – Again?” (Nov. 2018), I wrote about the decision last October in FTC v. Hornbeam Special Situations kicking the Federal Trade Commission out of federal court over a consumer protection complaint that … Continue reading

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CBD Is Now Legal – Kind Of, Sort Of

The burgeoning industry around CBD, the non-intoxicating part of the cannabis plant, is euphoric.  After decades of being unfairly lumped with marijuana as a banned controlled substance, Congress had the good sense – and common sense – to separate hemp-derived … Continue reading

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