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Five Lies CBD Companies Tell


What are the top 5 lies CBD companies tell? There are many ways fake CBD companies lie to you – including fake celebrity endorsements, making false claims about what CBD can cure, mislabeling products, and the list goes on and on.

1st let’s point out that there are many Quality, Reputable CBD companies. These quality CBD companies are doing a fantastic job educating people about the benefits of CBD and back their products with great customer service, open communication, and 3rd party testing.

Many unscrupulous CBD companies are looking to cash in on a growing market and actively lie to the public.

These bad actors aren’t worried about the truth getting in the way of making money by selling phony CBD products, giving false hope to people with unsubstantiated health claims, lying about affiliations, or doing bait & switch tactics.

Let’s highlight some ways to tell if a CBD company is a LEADER…or a LOSER.

We don’t apologize for the term Loser either – as you will see below, some of them make outright lies.

Let’s Check out some of the Loser CBD Company Tactics!

In the following article, we’re going to take a look at five of the biggest lies and misconceptions that some unscrupulous CBD and hemp companies are peddling around the internet to help them sell their products.

Lie #1 – Fake Celebrity Endorsements

Lie #1 – Fake Celebrity Endorsements

One of the biggest misconceptions that some CBD companies tell concerns Fake Celebrity Endorsement. These companies use the trust & goodwill actors have built over the years to sell products.

However, they are actively lying to us. Just as disturbing that many celebrities are willing to make endorsements for CBD, as many use CBD. With this said, these companies would rather lie than make a real deal.

Let’s look at some of the fake celebrity endorsements doing the rounds on the internet right now!

Montel Williams – Montel has never shied away from his use of natural medicines. In fact, he has been attempting to get his own cannabis-based medicine line up and running. Unfortunately, after an article went public in Forbes Magazine, many sleazy online companies started using his name and image to promote their own CBD and hemp products. Not to judge, but if you are going to create a fake celebrity endorsement, they could do better than Montel.

  • Tom Hanks – Tom Hanks has had a rough couple of months – getting COVID-19 and being quarantined in Australia.
  • To top it off, he’s also been linked alongside Dr. Oz for endorsing CannaPro and Cali Naturals CBD. This is a lie – he did not endorse these companies.
  • Hanks immediately went on the offensive slamming the companies on Instagram for falsely representing him.

Lie #2 – Fake CBD “Shark Tank” Claims

If you haven’t heard of the internationally syndicated television show Shark Tank, it’s a panel-style show where entrepreneurs pitch their shows on TV to famous investors. It is a great show, and real entrepreneurs try to get funding for their businesses.

With the show’s popularity, it was only a matter of time before someone would take advantage of the situation and make some lies. Just head onto Google or any other internet browser and search for ‘CBD Shark Tank’ and see how many different Photoshop images and videos pop up. These are all fake – and they are good fakes – I am impressed with the photo editing.

Luckily, one of the first things that will pop up is a page explicitly warning people not to believe the hysteria of false Shark Tank CBD claims. You can read the FTC warning letter to this fake “Dr. Jamie Richardson” here.

Ultimately, the companies faking a Shark Tank Connection are selling overpriced hemp oil and want you to get locked into expensive and hard to escape contracts.

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Fake Jamie Richardson Photoshopped into Shark Tank
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Another Fake CBD company on Shark Tank

Lie #3 – CBD Cures Everything! This is one of the Biggest Lies CBD Companies Tell

Reputable CBD companies are cautious about listing many of the benefits of CBD – it is a slippery slope. Reputable companies know Cannabidiol (CBD) has a lot of potential to help people with various things.

Still, currently, companies are not authorized “to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.” Companies will get shut down if they do so.

There have been a lot of studies into CBD with amazing results. Studies have shown it works for many people in many ways, but still, CBD companies can not say our products “diagnose, treat or cure any disease.”

We found a prime example of this on a website called “Ask Dr. Karen.” I will not give a link to the website as not to promote it.

They should be cautious about what they say; they have included a long list of things that CBD could do for you, including gastric health issues, and other severe diseases.

Another great example of dangerous advertising comes from Tommy Chong himself, who claims to be a survivor of a chronic illness on a website selling CBD, and he will be more than willing to sell you CBD.

He is obviously implying that there is a correlation “With the help of an all-natural solution I am going to share with you!”

As an illness Survivor and in the CBD Business – I think this type of advertising is downright deplorable and expect the FTC or of FDA to reach out to him soon.

With all this said – before committing to CBD, it’s essential to understand the facts. The World Health Organization has released a very insightful look that summarizes CBD‘s benefits.

The WHO clearly states that CBD is generally safe and has a lot of potentials. However, it’s also reported that more research needs to be conducted.

An important report released by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning CBD products from making false claims.

The report lists all the different CBD companies that the FDA has sent warning letters to and provides you with a copy of the warning letter.

Lie #4 – More Lies CBD Companies Tell

Misuse of the term “Entourage Effect” makes it Fake.

CBD companies often use the entourage effect to promote full-spectrum CBD products over pure CBD isolate products.

One of the most significant claims that CBD companies use to push full-spectrum CBD products is that CBD’s effects are boosted by combining them with other plant compounds, including terpenes, flavonoids, essential oils, and other cannabinoids – thus making the product more powerful and producing an “Entourage Effect.”

This is a blatant lie – these companies have not read the original document on the Entourage Effect.

The original Hebrew University Entourage Study is about how high doses of THC & CBD interact together. It is not about how CBD works with other, non-THC cannabinoids.

So when a CBD company talks about how their “Full Spectrum” w/ .03% THC provides an Entourage Effect, this is completely inaccurate. The study says nothing about how CBD works with the other Cannabinoids in Hemp without large doses of THC being present.

THC Working with CBD – that is the Entourage Effect. CBD Working with other Cannabinoids, that is not the Entourage Effect. But CBD companies don’t want you to know this.

Scientific American states in the following article that large doses of THC are required for any benefits to be seen by the entourage effect.

One of the only CBD drugs approved by the FDA is made using CBD isolate only and contains no THC.

Lie #5 – Fake CBD Oil

Lie #5 – Fake CBD Oil

Mislabeling… or Mislabeled? More Lies CBD Companies Tell

It’s considered industry best practice to correctly label all CBD products and include laboratory results that back up the ingredients lists.

Not only do these laboratory reports include how much active CBD is present in the product, but they also ensure that the product doesn’t contain any heavy metals or toxins.

Unfortunately, many companies don’t have the amount of CBD that they say they do. And they don’t show any testing results to prove it.

This is a list of CBD companies that didn’t accurately label their CBD products. These companies definitely belong in the list of Lies CBD Companies Tell.


At Stirling, we consider ourselves a CBD industry leader. We aren’t here to make some quick cash and get out. We’re in the CBD industry for the long haul and we are committed to making the best CBD available.

While some unscrupulous CBD companies are trying to mislead consumers, some great CBD companies are trying to educate people about the potential that CBD has.

If you have any questions about any information in this article or any of our CBD products, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Joe Kryszak
A leader in the Hemp Industry since 2014, Joe has been at the forefront of the Hemp Industry's innovation and growth. He is passionate about creating an atmosphere of collaboration and education in the Hemp Industry through the growth of Stirling Oils. Prior to this, Joe led strategic growth teams and initiatives at HP, Lenovo, and Amazon. With a degree from SDSU and an MBA from Pepperdine, Joe guided numerous businesses beyond the $1b threshold.

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