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CBD News Roundup: FDA Tells Ex-NFL Player to Stop Making CBD, COVID-19 Claims

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Here’s the latest CBD news:

  • The CBD company of retired NFL player Kyle Turley has received a warning letter from the FDA to stop making claims about CBD related to COVID-19.
  • Hemp businesses are eligible to receive financial assistance from the COVID-19 stimulus bill.
  • South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has signed a bill into law that legalizes hemp and CBD, as well as establishes a hemp production program in the state.

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  1. FDA Tells Ex-NFL Player to Stop Making CBD, COVID-19 Claims
  2. Hemp Businesses Are Eligible for COVID-19 Relief
  3. South Dakota Governor Signs Hemp Legalization Bill

FDA Tells Ex-NFL Player to Stop Making CBD, COVID-19 Claims

Neuro XPF, the CBD company owned by retired NFL player Kyle Turley, has received a warning letter from the FDA for its claims about CBD related to COVID-19.

In its letter, the FDA said Neuro XPF made claims about its products that “misleadingly represent them as safe and/or effective for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19.”

FDA said the following quote on Neuro XPF’s website was an example: “We want everyone to take CBD and take advantage of its potential to help prepare your body to fight a coronavirus infection.”

Another example the FDA noted was on the CBD company’s social media accounts: “Crush Corona! Your best defense against the COVID-19 blitz starts with a strong immune system.”

The FDA gave Neuro XPF 48 hours to review its “websites, product labels, and other labeling and promotional materials” and email the agency about the corrections the company made.

“Failure to immediately correct the violations cited in this letter may result in legal action, including, without limitation, seizure and injunction,” wrote the FDA.

Neuro XPF is now on a list of companies that the FDA has sent warning letters to regarding “Fraudulent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Products.”

Turley—a former offensive lineman who played for the New Orleans Saints, St. Louis Rams, and Kansas City Chiefs over eight seasons—shared a copy of the response letter his company is sending to the FDA on Twitter.

In the letter, Neuro XPF states that it has “removed all written and visual references to our “Crush Corona” educational and promotional campaign from neuroxpf.com and our social media sites.”

The company also acknowledged that the FDA has not approved a vaccine or any other product to prevent, treat, or cure “this deadly virus.”

However, Neuro XPF also said, “we believe that our products are not misbranded and that neither our campaign nor any other Neuro XPF educational, promotional or marketing content makes any claim that they mitigate, prevent, treat, diagnose or cure COVID-19.”

Personally, Turley has been outspoken about his thoughts on CBD, cannabis, and COVID-19.


Later on March 31, Turley tweeted, “The [FDA] will one day acknowledge the power of cannabis and its ability to prevent & cure COVID19 and every other disease.”

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