Claims that CBD can kill coronavirus are pretend information, NORML warns – firebird-cbdoil
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the country, several CBD companies claim that their products can help fight this deadly virus, but the renowned cannabis advocacy group NORML is warning people not to believe the hype.
Last week, thousands of Americans received text messages advertising a fake Fox News article claiming that CBD oil could effectively cure coronavirus infections. This article included links to other fake websites that offer CBD oils or rubbers, face masks, and payday loans. There are now dozens of other fake messages circulating on social media claiming cannabis can kill the novel corona virus.
Several unscrupulous CBD manufacturers are also using the current climate of fear to help sell their products. Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission sent a joint warning letter to the Idaho-based Herbal Army, which has reportedly sold CBD and herbal tinctures as a coronavirus treatment package.
In Canada, a new CBD company called Mona Lisa Healing has recently come under fire because it has advertised that its products can "help your body defend against the COVID-19 corona virus," said Vancouver Is Awesome . The company was founded by Canadian musician Bif Naked is currently not even licensed to legally manufacture or sell CBD products in Canada.
And in Oregon, the Attorney General has just ordered a Portland-based CBD company to remove claims that their products can make users immune to the virus.
In fact, many researchers have warned those infected with the virus to stay away from cannabis products. Because the virus mainly targets the lungs, smoking or vaping cannabis can worsen or possibly prolong disease symptoms. Anyone who wants to continue smoking or steaming is advised to wipe their utensils with isopropyl alcohol and not to share them with others, as the virus can spread through the sharing of bongs, vapor sticks, joints or other smokers.
NORML also warns cannabis users to stay away from black market products. Many illegally produced weed products contain pesticides, mold and yeast. Black market vaping products are particularly dangerous because they may contain vitamin E acetate, heavy metals, or other contaminants that have been linked to the outbreak of vaping-related lung disease in the past year.
Consumers are also advised to exercise caution in research and to claim that cannabis or another product will help fight this virus. "If something sounds too good to be true, it is likely," said NORML CEO Erik Altieri in a statement. "In these difficult times, we encourage people to be skeptical about unsubstantiated claims, especially those that are spread online and related to cannabis use or other unconfirmed treatment for COVID-19."