- A New Jersey man is seeking class-action status in a lawsuit against CBD tea maker Total Life Changes after failing a drug test.
- The plaintiff claims the product’s label is “intentionally misleading the general public,” and was supposed to contain 0.0% THC.
- The Michigan-based company has asked a federal judge in New Jersey to dismiss the case because the plaintiff “suffered no injury as a result of an incorrect report of a failed drug test.”
Total Life Changes, a company that produces broad-spectrum hemp teas in Fair haven, Michigan, is being sued by a New Jersey man who claims the product he used is “intentionally misleading the general public.”
According to the plaintiff who purchased the tea, the product carried a label that read: “Contains 0.0% total THC as evidenced through independent laboratory tests.”
However, the New Jersey man, who is currently on parole, claims to have failed a drug test after drinking the tea. He described the results as “extremely shocking” and sent the tea into a lab for testing. The results revealed that it contained trace amounts of THC.
The man is now seeking class-action status for the lawsuit, which was filed back in December of 2020.
Total Life Changes has asked federal judges in New Jersey to dismiss the case due to the fact that the plaintiff did not lose his parole status over the failed test and that he “suffered no injury as a result of an incorrect report of a failed drug test.”
Since the lawsuit has been filed, Total Life Changes has added to their tea description: “We do not recommend use if you are subject to drug testing.”
CBD labeling laws and marketing have been in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) spotlight for some time now. This was fueled early on in the pandemic when several predatory companies were making false claims about their CBD products, hoping to cash in on the fear and lack of knowledge from unsuspecting consumers.