Article falsely ties CNN medical correspondent to CBD gummies
An online article that mimics the layout of CNN's website and includes its logo claims the network's chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta launched a line of cannabidiol gummies. This is false; CNN says it did not publish the article, describing the claim as "bogus," and Gupta has previously rejected the idea.
"Sanjay Gupta made headlines after revealing his new CBD line on Live TV last week," the article says. All of the links on the website that published it redirect to the same ad for CBD gummies.
CNN Head of Strategic Communications Matt Dornic told AFP: "The story is fake and no such article was ever published by CNN."
"The entire thing is bogus," Dornic added.
In 2018, Congress allowed farming of industrial hemp and the marketing of products containing cannabidiol.
Some celebrities have launched CBD lines in the US, including actress Kristen Bell and former professional boxer Mike Tyson. But not Gupta, as he made clear in a 2018 tweet saying: "No, I have not launched a line of CBD products. I report on medical marijuana. I don't sell it."