doctors cbd endorsementsDecember 15, 2021
The cannabis extract is non-psychoactive and does not produce a high. It has been touted as a relief for everything from chronic pain to insomnia.
People suffering from serious conditions are forgoing doctor visits in favour of self-medicating with CBD oil, according to one "very worried" researcher.
Some of the patients she spoke to still elected to use CBD oil, instead of other treatments that have been proven to be effective for conditions like bipolar disorder, she told The Current's guest host Matt Galloway.
More clinical trials needed into cannabidiol's alleged health benefits: researcher.
In the course of her research, Gobbi has spoken with the patients using CBD oil without medial oversight. She warned them that there has been very little testing into its effect on humans, and there isn't much scientific data to support the health claims.
"A lot of patients have contacted me from all over Canada, and [are] using cannabidiol to treat depression, bipolar disorder," said Dr. Gabriella Gobbi, a psychiatrist at McGill University's faculty of medicine and the McGill University Health Centre.
"It means they're not treated at all, so this is very, very worrisome in our society because people are not cured at the end of the day."
Retailers were struggling to keep CBD oil on the shelves earlier this year, after anecdotal endorsements helped boost its popularity. But Gobbi warned that positive stories, without scientific testing, could be a "placebo effect."
“This is a fake and misleading advertisement intended to take advantage of consumers using false claims and our likenesses illegally.”
Dr Mehmet Oz, a cardiac surgeon and host of daytime talk show The Dr Oz Show , also denied any involvement with CBD companies.
“Could not agree more with @tomhanks,” Dr Oz tweeted.
In July 2019, Hanks called out a similar online advertisement, which quoted him as praising advances made in the CBD industry.
“The advances Doctor Oz has made in the CBD industry are remarkable,” the falsified citation reads. “I wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t had the chance to try it out for myself.”
It included a photograph of him taken at the 2015 Outfest Legacy Awards in California, in addition to a quotation that he claims he never said.
In a definitive statement, Hanks said he “would never” say anything of the sort.
“I’ve never said this and would never make such an endorsement. Come on, man!”
“This is false and an intentional hoax,” the Oscar-winning actor stated.
Tom Hanks has condemned a promotion for a CBD company that includes a fake endorsement from him as an “intentional hoax”.
On Tuesday, a screenshot of the online advertisement in question was shared on Twitter by the A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood actor.
“FRAUD! INTERNET FAKE! Just so you know,” the 63-year-old wrote on Instagram.