A recent CBD hemp oil class action claims that Hemp Bombs CBD products are mislabeled and fail to contain the advertised CBD levels.
The Hemp Bombs brand reportedly sells numerous CBD products including candy, vape cartridges, edibles, pet products, and more. These products are reportedly advertised as “high potency” CBD and list a certain amount of CBD per product.
However, these CBD products allegedly do not contain as much CBD as advertised by the manufacturer. A recent class action lawsuit filed in Massachusetts federal court argues that Hemp Bombs misrepresents the amount of CBD found in their hemp products but under-delivers on their claims.
According to Law360, plaintiff Marjorie Ahumada reportedly purchased two packages of Hemp Bombs’ gummies based on representations that they contained a total of 75 mg of CBD oil. Ahumada allegedly understood this to mean that each gummy contained 15 mg of CBD. However, testing of the products allegedly revealed that the gummies contained less CBD than advertised.
Ahumada’s CBD class action argues that Hemp Bombs takes advantage of consumers by misrepresenting the amount of CBD found in their products.
“Defendant’s multiple and prominent systematic misrepresentations regarding the amount of CBD in the Products form a pattern of unlawful and unfair business practices that harms the public,” the CBD class action claims.
CBD (cannabidiol) is the second most prevalent component of the active cannabinoids found in cannabis, aka marijuana. The most common is THC. Unlike its counterpart, CBD is not psychoactive meaning that it does not cause the “high” sensation, according to Harvard Health Publishing.
Further potential uses of CBD oil reportedly include cancer treatment, neuroprotective measures, heart health treatment, and more, according to Healthline.
These potential benefits have made CBD products increasingly popular and consumers are willing to pay a pretty penny to get reputable products. According to Ahumada’s class action, Hemp Bombs takes advantage of this trend by marketing their products as containing a significant amount of CBD only for consumers to be disappointed by the actual results.
“Defendant’s misrepresentations regarding the amount of CBD contained in the Products diminishes the economic value of the Products,” the CBD oil class action argues. “And the amount of CBD has real impacts on the benefits provided to consumers by the Products and the actual value of the Products.”
Ahumada claims that she and other consumers would not have purchased the CBD products if they were aware of how much CBD was actually found in the Hemp Bombs products. Unfortunately, Ahumada’s class action doesn’t say how much CBD is actually contained in the products and plaintiff attorneys declined to comment when approached by Law360.
The CBD Hemp Oil Class Action Lawsuitis Case No. 1:19-cv-12005, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
If you purchased a CBD supplement, it may have contained far less of the active ingredient that you were led to believe, and you may qualify to join this CBD supplement class action lawsuit investigation.