FDA, FTC to ex-Saints player Kyle Turley: Stop claiming CBD can cure coronavirus – By Amie Just (NOLA) / April 6 2020
Former New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Kyle Turley is in hot water with the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission after he and his company NeuroXPF have claimed that CBD can “kill COVID-19,” according to a joint letter the two organizations sent Turley on March 31.
The FDA and FTC explicitly cited two posts in the letter from the NeuroXPF website and Twitter from March 23 and March 27, but alluded that Turley had made multiple other claims of the same vein.
One of the posts read, “Crush Corona! Your best defense against the COVID-19 blitz starts with a strong immune system. It’s what protects your body from the everyday attacks of bacteria, viruses, parasites and a host of other nasties.”
The FDA and FTC said the posts are in violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and are also misbranded.
IF YOU HAVE COVID 19 DM ME THE TEST W/ADDRESS GODSPEED 🙏
the endogenous cannabinoid system is the #1 regulatory system in the human body ☝️ pic.twitter.com/N5pZ64JSL2
— KT (@KyleTurley) April 5, 2020
According to the letter, Turley’s website claimed that CBD could boost users’ immune systems, and enable them to fight off coronavirus.