Three women in Charlotte, NC claim they failed drug tests and lost their jobs after drinking a popular weight loss tea.
The women claim the raspberry lemonade flavored tea contains THC, the main ingredient in marijuana.
One woman consumed the tea after seeing ads for TLC and talking to a friend who was selling the Iaso Tea.
After applying for worker’s comp following an injury on her job, the woman was surprised when the company asked her how long she had been using marijuana.
“She was like, ‘How long have you been using marijuana?’ And I said, ‘What? Marijuana? No, I don’t do drugs. I’m an advocate. I’m in minister classes. I’m writing a book. I’m doing all of this positive stuff in my community.”
She added: “I told him it says ‘0.0 THC.’ This is what I’ve been taking. I do not do drugs. They escorted me to HR and HR took my badge and I’m in tears.”
TLC’s owner Jack Fallon told WSOC that third party manufacturers were to blame for the tainted tea.
“We use third-party manufacturers all over the world. We trusted them and obviously we got let down in some of these instances,” he said.
TLC’s website no longer states “0.0% THC.” The product description now contains this added line: “We do not recommend use if you are subject to drug testing.”