Deceptive THC Snacks: FTC Crackdown


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Deceptive THC Snacks: FTC Crackdown

Introduction

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Food and Administration (FDA) have taken action against six companies for marketing THC that resemble popular snacks and candies. According to the FTC, these companies violated the U.S. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act by using unsafe additives and engaging in deceptive marketing practices.

FTC’s Cease-and-Desist Letters

The FTC and FDA sent cease-and-desist letters to Delta , Dr. Smoke, Exclusive Hemp Farms, The Haunted Vapor Room, Nikte’s Wholesale, and North Carolina Hemp Exchange. These companies manufactured and marketed delta-8 THC products in packaging that closely resembled well-known snack brands such as Doritos, Cheetos, and Nerds candy. This raised about potential appeal to children and deceptive marketing practices.

Violations and Federal Attention

The letters alleged violations of the U.S. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, including the use of unsafe food additives and the introduction of adulterated food into commerce. The FTC stated that putting intoxicating cannabinoid products in packaging that could potentially confuse or appeal to children is “reckless and .” Samuel Levine, the director of the ’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, emphasized the need to immediately cease marketing edible Delta-8 THC products that imitate conventional foods.

Malvin Felix
I'm Malvin, a cannabis news enthusiast who finds joy in staying updated about the latest industry trends. My passion led me to become a dedicated writer, entrepreneur, and investor in the cannabis space. Through my writing, I aim to educate and spark discussions, while my entrepreneurial ventures and strategic investments reflect my commitment to driving positive change in the industry.

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