ATLANTA, Nov. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was sending warning letters to companies illegally selling marijuana products with unsubstantiated medical claims. Let’s Be Clear Georgia applauds this latest move.
“Seriously ill people deserve access to regulated, safe medications that are properly labeled, dosed, and do not contain harsh additives or unadvertised components, let alone false promises,” said Kevin Sabet, President and CEO of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM).
In a press release, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said, “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 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,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. “There are a growing number of effective therapies for many cancers. When people are allowed to illegally market agents that deliver no established