CBD Drugs In Cosmetic Clothing Violate California’s Unfair Competition Law – Class Actions
California federal courts have shown themselves receptive to proposed class actions alleging that purported cosmetics carrying unapproved drug claims violate the state’s Unfair Competition Law. Plaintiffs now are testing similar theories in suits against marketers of CBD-infused topical products.
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