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FDA Approves Country’s First Marijuana Based Prescription Drug

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THIS IS SOME BIG NEWS FOR THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY


” The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made history on Monday when it approved Epidiolex, an oral medication that uses cannabidiol (CBD) — a chemical compound that is found in marijuana, but does not cause a high — for the treatment of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, two rare forms of epilepsy. (In addition to being the first FDA-approved drug derived from marijuana, Epidiolex is also the first drug approved specifically for Dravet syndrome.) In three clinical trials comprising more than 500 people, the pharmaceutical was shown to reduce the frequency of seizures associated with these conditions. Although the Drug Enforcement Administration must reclassify CBD as a non-schedule-I substance before the drug can hit the market, manufacturer GW Pharmaceuticals says it will be available to patients in fall 2018. ” – TIME 



Source : TIME

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