Coronavirus-related scams and fraudulent advertising have surged over the past month, as snake oil salesmen have promised cures to a concerned public. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a guide on how consumers can best avoid being scammed, and sent warnings, co-written by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to companies falsely promising coronavirus cure packages.
Claims around cannabidiol (CBD) and the coronavirus have also drawn scrutiny in the past month. As new reports and messages fly across your social media channel, it can be tough to keep track of it all. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of what you should know about CBD and the coronavirus.
Former NFL player Kyle Turley promised his nearly 50,000 followers that using his company CBD products would prevent them from obtaining the coronavirus. No medical research backs up his statement. However, his story represents a common misconception CBD companies have sent consumers: That CBD will boost your immune system, which will help your body fight COVID-19.