CBD scams are rampant on the Internet. In 2021, Bill Maher complained about his name being used on CBD products without his permission on a Real Time episode and Clint Eastwood received $6.1 million after suing three companies that made similar claims.
On June 16, Jeopardy host Mayim Bialik cited 32 companies selling CBD products using her name and image on the packaging in a suit filed in Florida federal court. Most of the companies are based in the Dominican Republic, India and France.
Bialik tweeted about ths situatiuon in March. "I am not selling CBD Gummies of any kind and do not plan to do so at any point in the future," she wrote, adding: "[It] looks very authentic but is indeed a hoax."
Bialik, who tweeted on June 20 she has Covid-19, is a spokesperson for Neuriva Plus, a so-called brain booster supplement. "I don't just play someone brainy on TV, I'm an actual neuroscientist," she boasts in in the commercial below, referring to her role as Amy on The Big Bang Theory. "I love the science behind Neuvia Plus."
Another example of bogus CBD is a company called Condor CBD Gummies, which is supposedly endorsed by Fox host Tucker Carlson. "Tucker Carlson is raving about a safe, legal line of CBD products that have become extremely popular," an article posted on June 20 claims.
Carlson is quoted allegedly saying:
"This started as personal project due to my own health needs. But it's grown incredibly fast. Now here we are almost three years later and my CBD line has steadily grown into a business that’s helped thousands of people so far become pain free, stress free and much happier. My line gives me a chance to do something bigger and I knew I would regret it for the rest of my life if I let that opportunity pass me by.”
Willie Nelson has also been a victim of CBD scams.