South Florida manufacturer Just CBD is being sued by a woman in the U.S. Virgin Islands who says she was sickened by one of its vape products.
The woman alleges that CBD vape oil made by the Hollywood, Florida, company caused her pneumonia-like symptoms in August.
She was ultimately transferred to a Miami hospital, where her legs were amputated because of organ failure and oxygen deprivation.
Just CBD has not responded to the product-liability lawsuit in court but told Courthouse News Service the company was “saddened” by the woman’s illness but not responsible.
The Florida company is also fighting unrelated legal claims that its labels misstate CBD content.
Just CBD referred a call from Hemp Industry Daily to its attorney, who requested questions in writing but did not immediately reply.
The Florida company also makes topicals, tinctures and capsules containing CBD, which it calls “Mother Nature’s secret miracle.”
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