Country superstar Blake Shelton has appeared in CBD headlines in recent months – but not for reasons you might expect.
According to a typical online scam, Blake Shelton endorses CBD products like Green CBD Oil. In reality, Blake Shelton is not publicly connected to any CBD company or brand. And do not be surprised, this has happened to many celebrities and public figures, including Dr. Oz, Tom Hanks and Clint Eastwood.
The scam appears in different forms. And while there are dozens and dozens of celebrities who use CBD oil, there are many who get used in deceptive marketing schemes and tactics in attempt to lure unsuspecting consumers into making a purchase because of their favorite public personality “endorsing” it.
In one version of the scam, Shelton purportedly sat down for an “emotional” interview where he revealed, “big pharma” is attacking his “latest business venture,” a CBD company called Green CBD Oil. But do not fall for any product as these hemp-based cannabidiol-infused tinctures can come in many website names and brands.
“We all know and love Blake Shelton as the charismatic country star who has never been shy about advocating for marijuana use,” explains the fabricated sales page, which is designed to look like the official Country Music Television (CMT) News blog.
“He has always been focused on creating music, going on tour, and promoting America. However, he shocked everyone when he announced his new CBD line, Green CBD Oil, would be the next step in his career.”
Sometimes, the scam uses the brand name Green CBD Oil. In other versions of the scam, we see a different brand name.
In the emotional interview, Shelton purportedly adds that he’s “stepping away from the spotlight” to focus on his business. He claims his CBD company has grown so fast that he’s decided to make it his full-time job:
“This was a really, really difficult decision for me. When I started this whole thing back in 2015, it really was just a part-time passion project and a way for me to give back. Now here we are almost five years later, and Green CBD Oil has steadily grown into a full-fledged business that’s helped thousands of people become pain-free and much happier. My line gives me a chance to do something bigger than music, and I knew I would regret it for the rest of my life if I let that opportunity pass me by.”
That may sound convincing – but as you’ll learn, scammers appear to be using Blake Shelton’s reputation and likeness to promote overpriced CBD oil subscription scams online.
Blake Shelton Does Not Run a CBD Company or Endorse Any CBD Brand
To be clear, all of these webpages use false information. Blake Shelton does not run a CBD company, nor has he endorsed any CBD brand.
Indeed Blake Shelton has never publicly discussed smoking marijuana, nor has he advocated the use of cannabis for recreational or medicinal purposes.
As far as we can tell, there’s no connection between Blake Shelton, cannabis, CBD, and marijuana.
Despite the lack of connection, CBD company scams have taken Blake Shelton’s likeness and reputation to endorse various CBD products – including the Green CBD Oil promoted in the latest version of the scam.
What is Green CBD Oil?
The most recent scam involving Blake Shelton and CBD consists of a product called Green CBD Oil.
The scam claims that Shelton has spent the last five years developing Green CBD Oil – and that it sold out within 10 minutes of launch.
The sales page also claims that big pharmaceutical companies are trying to block the release of Green CBD Oil because it provides results “that before now were only possible through prescription medication.” The sales page advertises Green CBD Oil as “a much cheaper and safer alternative” to prescription medication.
Green CBD Oil’s sales page also features endorsements from George Strait, Sam Elliott, Tom Hanks, and Garth Brooks. All of these celebrities claim to have used Green CBD Oil to cure various ailments.
Green CBD Oil is a complete scam. Again, Blake Shelton is not connected to any Green CBD Oil brand or any other CBD company. None of these celebrities have endorsed any type of CBD product.
The Green CBD Oil sales page also has fake customer testimonials, a fake ‘limited supply’ warning, and other telltale signs of an internet scam.
The Green CBD Oil Free Trial Scam
Green CBD Oil is a scam because it fraudulently uses Blake Shelton to advertise CBD. It also claims to offer specific health benefits – including lowering blood sugar, reducing anxiety and stress, and purportedly curing other conditions as well as prescription medications and with no side effects. CBD oil companies cannot advertise their products as cures or treatments.
Green CBD Oil also uses a fake free trial system to lure customers into buying the formula. If you buy the Green CBD Oil trial, it appears you’re paying just $7.95 for one bottle of Green CBD Oil.
Unfortunately, this free trial is a scam: the website silently pre-authorizes your credit card for a much higher payment. You pay just $7.98 for the first 17 days of using the product (described as the ‘trial period’) before your card is automatically charged the remaining $118.88.
You will continue to be charged $118.88 every 30 days after that until you cancel, and you will receive a new bottle every month in the mail until you cancel.
Here’s how pricing breaks down:
- Green CBD Oil “Free Trial”: $7.98 + $118.88 (after 17 day trial period) + $118.88 (every 30 days thereafter)
- The only way to avoid these charges is to request a refund within the first 17 days, then mail the bottle back to the company.
- You must also call or email the company to cancel your automatic subscription program:
- Phone: 1 (844) 356-1906
- Email: email@example.com
Blake Shelton Has Released One Song (Possibly) About Weed
A quick search for “Blake Shelton marijuana” reveals lists like “10 Country Songs About Marijuana” and “17 Country Singers Who’ve Admitted They Smoke Weed”.
These lists use just one piece of evidence to prove Blake Shelton smokes weed: in 2011, Blake Shelton released a song called Ready to Roll.
In that song, Shelton talks about getting ready to relax after working all week. He certainly references smoking something, although he’s mostly comparing a relaxing Friday afternoon to smoking a joint. He never directly discusses consuming marijuana, and he certainly never mentions any CBD products.
“Girl I've been at work all week / Fingers to the bone I need / A little hit of you and me / A little time alone / All day I've been thinking about / Quitting early skipping out / Hauling ass to hit the couch / And hang with you at home” – Blake Shelton – Ready to Roll (2011)
This is the evidence people have used to connect Blake Shelton to CBD and marijuana.
Again, this is the only apparent connection between Blake Shelton and marijuana we can find in his entire library of songs. It’s certainly possible he smokes marijuana or even uses CBD – but he has not disclosed that information publicly.
Final Word: Any Blake Shelton CBD Product is a Scam
If Blake Shelton ever launches a CBD company, it will be big news. He’ll promote it on his official social media pages. He’ll make TV appearances.
When you see a CBD sales page mention, Blake Shelton – like the Green CBD Oil page mentioned above – you can assume that page is a scam.
There’s no public connection between Blake Shelton, cannabis, CBD, marijuana, or any other cannabis-related substance. One song (“Ready to Roll”) vaguely references smoking weed, although it’s far from an endorsement.
For all of these reasons, steer clear of any CBD products using Blake Shelton’s name to advertise themselves online.