Massachusetts judge delays CBD lawsuit pending FDA rules

Massachusetts judge delays CBD lawsuit pending FDA rules

A Massachusetts federal judge ruled that another lawsuit against a CBD-maker alleging incorrect labeling will be delayed, “pending forthcoming FDA regulations on the products at issue.”

Judge Allison D. Burroughs issued the ruling Tuesday, saying she was granting the defendant, Global Widget LLC., a request to stay the case. She denied their appeal to dismiss the case.

Global Widget, a Florida-based company, is accused of selling CBD with “either no amount of the challenged ingredients, or amounts too low to have any pharmacological effect.”

The lawsuit also points out that the FDA “has not legalized CBD for sale as a supplement.”

Burroughs noted there are three other similar lawsuits where other district courts have also stayed the case pending FDA regulations. It’s unclear when those regulations are coming.