FDA warns companies to stop telling the truth about marijuana

Source: CBS News

“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning this week to four companies illegally selling marijuana products online that promise to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure cancer without evidence to support these claims. The agency said in a statement that it has grown increasingly concerned about the growing number of products being marketed as treatments for serious diseases like cancer. … ‘Substances that contain components of marijuana will be treated like any other products that make unproven claims to shrink cancer tumors. We don’t let companies market products that deliberately prey on sick people with baseless [sic] claims that their substance can shrink or cure cancer and we’re not going to look the other way on enforcing these principles when it comes to marijuana-containing products,’ FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., said in a statement.” [editor’s note: Studies in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (1975) and Nature Medicine (2000) establish that cannabis has anti-carcinogenic properties. This “warning” isn’t about safety or efficacy. It’s about government control and pharma profits – TLK] (11/02/17)