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Scam #12: False CBD claims

Quality of products is not highly regulated
Posted at 10:02 AM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 11:02:37-05

If you're looking for a way to de-stress around the holidays, a popular gift idea could help you out.

CBD comes from the cannabis plant, but unlike THC It won't get you high.

Officials say It's now found in products that have been used to treat anxiety, as well as pain relief.

But if you're looking to try it out or gift it to someone, consumer reports is warning about CBD oils that advertise having a higher percentage of CBD than what's in the product.

Officials recommend looking for companies in states that have legalized recreational and medical use of cannabis since they tend to have stricter standards.

Officials say also be cautious of companies claiming their products can heal or cure certain ailments.

The FTC, Federal Trade Commission, is cracking down on CBD sellers making health-related claims without having the science or research to back it up, officials say.

Oklahoma state law doesn't say anything about regulating CBD products, so you have to be careful when you shop.

Look for "CGMP" that stands for "Certified Good Manufacturing Practices."

It's a designation from the FDA that differentiates products grown with safety and quality in mind.

Officials say also look for the "Certified organic" symbol, which is also designated by the FDA.

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