A proposed class action lawsuit alleges that the JustCBD line of cannabidiol (CBD) products does not, in fact, contain just CBD. The 12-page complaint out of Illinois district court claims the CBD products made, distributed and sold by defendants Just Brands USA; Just Brands, FL; and SSGI Financial Services, also contain tetrahydrocannabinol—THC—the main psychoactive component in marijuana and an element the companies explicitly claimed was absent.
The lawsuit centers on the defendants’ allegedly false advertising of their JustCBD gummies, vape oils, bars, creams and dried fruits as containing “NO THC,” a claim denoted prominently on product labels. According to the lawsuit, the defendants’ false advertising is to blame for an employment-related drug test the plaintiff claims he failed due to the presence of THC in his system. The suit states that the plaintiff was fired from his job as a result.
“Plaintiff purchased the ‘JustCBD’ product because he reasonably expected the product would help him sleep and that it did not contain any THC, as Defendants had advertised on the product label,” the complaint reads. “Defendants’ ‘NO THC’ representation was false and misleading to Plaintiff and other similarly situated consumers.”
The case looks to represent consumers in Illinois who purchased any of the defendants’ JustCBD products within the last three years for personal use.