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CBD (Cannabidiol)

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CBD Products.

Hard-working Americans Across the Country Are Losing Their Jobs After Using CBD

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a chemical found in hemp that is being sold in a variety of forms.  Those products include pills, oils, creams and tinctures, and are promoted as having near-miraculous health benefits for a myriad of conditions.[1] Therefore, although cannabidiol is chemically similar to THC, the substance in marijuana that gets you high, CBD does not have the same psychoactive effects of THC.

Prior to 2019, all extracts of hemp, including CBD and THC, fell within the definition of marijuana and were illegal drugs under Federal Law.[2]   After Congress passed the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (a/k/a 2018 Farm Bill), hemp-derived products that contain less than 0.3% THC were legalized, allowing them to be manufactured and sold nationwide.  However, despite claims that hemp-derived oils and CBD products sold legally contain less than 0.3% THC or may be “THC-Free,” many people taking CBD Products are failing their employer’s random drug tests.  Employees who have been reprimanded or terminated have been the subject of many news articles nationwide [3], and lawsuits have been filed against the companies who made the CBD for this and other reasons [4].

FDPK represents people who have been harmed after taking CBD products.  If you failed your employer or former’s employer’s drug test after using CBD Products, contact us for a confidential, free evaluation of any potential lawsuit you may have.  Ed Feinstein or Wyatt Lison would be pleased to speak with you.


[1]  The New York Times. October 16, 2019.  “What Are the Benefits of  CBD?” []

[2] U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.  “Clarification of the New Drug Code (7350) for Marijuana Extract

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