Massachusetts judge delays CBD lawsuit pending FDA rules

A Massachusetts federal judge ruled that another lawsuit against a CBD maker alleging incorrect labeling will be delayed, “pending forthcoming FDA regulations on the products at issue.”

Judge Allison D. Burroughs issued the ruling Tuesday, saying she was granting the defendant, Global Widget, a request to stay the case. She denied their appeal to dismiss the case.

Global Widget, a Florida-based company, is accused of selling CBD with “either no amount of the challenged ingredients, or amounts too low to have any pharmacological effect.”

The lawsuit also points out that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration “has not legalized CBD for sale as a supplement.”

Burroughs noted there are three similar lawsuits where other district courts have also stayed the case pending FDA regulations. It’s unclear when those regulations are coming.

One comment on “Massachusetts judge delays CBD lawsuit pending FDA rules
  1. Carolyn on

    Can someone help me understand this.

    First, let me say that I feel CBD needs to have labeling standards for consumer transparency and quality. But if there are zero regulations by the FDA, how are they not compliant?

    Also, how can they postpone the case while waiting for regulations to be established? Aren’t law suits based on when the “crime” was committed based on the rules and laws at that time and not what they might be some day?

    What is missing from this article ?

    Do we now take some one to court for not stopping at an intersection that might have a stop sign someday or maybe in a year?

    Thank you

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