CBD products don’t need a marketing push from journalists

Candy containing CBD, which can be derived from hemp as well as marijuana, is available on the internet.

Growing acceptance of medical marijuana has spurred aggressive marketing of CBD (cannabidiol), a non-intoxicating cannabis derivative that’s being added to things like skin cream, candy, and dog snacks.

While a CBD-containing drug was recently approved to treat two severe forms of epilepsy, there’s scant evidence for other health claims.

Nevertheless, marketers are promoting CBD to treat everything under the sun — anxiety, depression, neurological diseases, heart disease, addiction, diabetes, pain, sleep disturbances, migraine headaches. You name it.

Last fall the FDA issued warning letters to four companies that illegally marketed CBD as a cure for cancer, Alzheimer’s, and other serious diseases, noting the products haven’t been shown to be safe or effective.

It cited blatant fabrications, such as CBD “makes cancer cells

... read more at: https://www.healthnewsreview.org/2018/08/cbd-products-dont-need-a-marketing-push-from-journalists/

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