NY attorney general orders CBD company to stop marketing products as coronavirus cure

New York state’s attorney general has ordered a CBD company to stop marketing one of its products as “immunity oil” against the coronavirus.

Attorney General Letitia James said “consumers have encountered these false claims in email campaigns” by the company called Finest Herbalist, the Daily Voice reported Wednesday.

The emails have titles such as, “Protection from Corona Virus With Immunity Oil!” and “Fight back against the coronavirus outbreak! Pure Herbal Total Defense Immunity Blend.”

James’ office referred to Pure Herbalist as “a company specializing in the sale” of CBD products but doesn’t specify whether the products in question contained CBD.

A company description of the product posted last month mentioned cinnamon, cloves and eucalyptus, but not CBD.

James’ office announced the cease-and-desist order on April 2.

The false marketing has also come in the form of text message and website advertisements that purportedly come from news outlets, according to authorities.

James ordered Finest Herbalist to put a disclaimer on all its websites saying the products they claim cure the coronavirus or protect against it do no such thing.