A #company #advertising brightly packaged Hubba Bubba-flavoured #cannabis #vape products to #Australians through #sponsored #TiTok posts and selling them without checking for ID or requiring a prescription is being investigated by the country’s drug regulator.
The #Therapeutic Goods Administration confirmed it was investigating the content and owners of the Ethically Enhanced website, which sells vapes containing #cannabidiol under the name Temple #CBD #Australia . A TGA spokesperson said the regulator would now “determine the most appropriate regulatory action”. The confectionery giant #Mars , which makes Hubba Bubba chewing gum, confirmed it was also “considering legal action” against the company.
#Temple CBD’s targeted “sponsored posts” were active on TikTok for at least a week, despite Australia not allowing medicinal cannabis products to be advertised to the #public .
After being contacted about the advertisements, TikTok banned the account for breaching its policies, but said it was the “responsibility of the advertiser to ensure that all #ads posted on TikTok are legally compliant, in accordance with our advertising policy and appropriate for our community”. #Social #media platforms such as #Facebook , #Instagram and TikTok have been asked by the TGA to remove the unlawful promotion of Temple CBD’s medicinal cannabis products directed at Australians from their platforms. A spokesperson for #Meta , which owns Facebook and Instagram, confirmed the company is reviewing the posts and ads.
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