Holiday Shopper Beware: CBD Oil, A Growing Trend in Class Action Litigation

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 [...]