As consumer purchases ramp up for the holiday season, a recent wave of class action law suits brings to light safety concerns over the use Cannabidiol (“CBD”) oil. CBD is a chemical in the Cannabis sativa plant, also known as marijuana or hemp. In 2018, the Farm Bill permitted the sale of hemp-based products in the United States. However, the United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) prohibits marketing CBD as a dietary ingredient for use in dietary supplements. Additionally, the FDA prohibits marketing any potential health benefits of the product. Proponents of CBD allege the product [...]
About Maxwell Bernas
Max Bernas is a litigation attorney who focuses his practice on product liability, professional liability, general liability, civil rights and employment and labor law.
Prior to joining Carr Maloney, Max worked for a plaintiff-oriented firm, analyzing coverage and liability issues involving medical malpractice suits, uninsured and under-insured motorist cases and workers compensation claims.
After graduating magna cum laude from George Washington University with a degree in Political Science, Max served as a Legislative Assistant in the Office of Congressman Albio Sires, managing a legislative portfolio consisting of banking, financial services, housing and insurance.
While attending the George Washington University School of Law, Max was a Law Clerk for an employment law firm in Washington, D.C., assisting with cases before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Arlington County Circuit Court and Fairfax County Circuit Court, among others.