CBD News Blog – Vanessa Bryant is warning people that an article claiming her late husband Kobe Bryant had cancer and endorsed a CBD oil is a scam.
Bryant shared screenshots on Instagram Sunday of a story purporting to be from People magazine saying that the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Foundation has released a CBD oil. Bryant wrote that the article is a hoax and People was not involved with it in any way.
“LIES! Don’t get SCAMMED. Kobe NEVER USED CBD. @people doesn’t have anything to do with this either. (Pay attention to the fake website link),” the caption said.
The fake article claimed the foundation will send a free bottle of CBD oil to anyone who requests one.
CBD, or cannabidiol, comes from hemp and marijuana, and research has shown it may help reduce anxiety for people who have schizophrenia or psychosis, or who are addicted to opiates. The Arthritis Foundation also has released guidelines for the use of CBD.
The hoax article also claims Bryant was a “cancer victim” and included a fabricated quote about the efficacy of CBD oil.