Las Vegas-based HempWorx has suspended sales of its CBD oil in Canada after an investigation by CBC News found that the company hadn’t met the necessary requirements to sell the controlled substance within the country. Previously, the multi-level marketing company told its distributors that because the product only contained trace amounts of THC (the psychoactive chemical that gives marijuana its trademark “high”) that the product was legal to sell and consume in Canada. Unfortunately, that is incorrect as CBD is considered a controlled substance which is illegal without a prescription.
What is HempWorx?
HempWorx is a multi-level marketing company founded by Josh Zwagil, a long-time veteran of the MLM industry who also founded MyDailyChoice (deer antler velvet supplements) in 2014 after a stint with Syntek Global (fuel additives). The company sells CBD oil through the MLM structure and is hoping to capitalize on the increasingly relaxed laws regarding marijuana and hemp products. HempWorx and its affiliates argue that the CBD oil can cure a litany of health problems including:
The HempWorx website doesn’t contain any information about the founders or background about the company, which should raise eyebrows for anyone considering being a distributor for the company. If you are considering working with the company in Canada, we would recommend waiting until they have resolved their issues with the federal government.