The Food and Drug Administration and Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday asked flamboyant former NFL star Kyle Turley — Moreno Valley’s first dispensary owner — to fully dial back his claims that CBD can cure the coronavirus.
“CBD can help keep your immune system at the top of its game,” read part of Turley’s since-deleted statement. “We want everyone to take CBD and take advantage of its potential to help prepare your body to fight a coronavirus infection.”
- “Your website offers cannabidiol (CBD) products for sale in the United States and that these products are intended to mitigate, prevent, treat, diagnose, or cure COVID-19 in people,” the jointly-produced government letter reads in part. “We request that you take immediate action to cease the sale of such unapproved and unauthorized products for the mitigation, prevention, treatment, diagnosis, or cure of COVID-19.”
- Turley removed the language from the Shango Moreno Valley website, but says he “stands by his statement,” however that works.