First cannabis-based medicine approved by FDA arrives in the U.S.

For the first time, a marijuana-based medicine approved by federal regulators is available for prescription in the United States. The medicine, called Epidiolex, is used to treat seizures related to Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndromes, two forms of epilepsy, which is a neurological disorder, according to a news release. “Because these…

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Whole Plant Medicine Better Than CBD For Epilepsy, Says New Research

Whole Plant Medicine Better Than CBD For Epilepsy, Says New Research There is no doubt that medicinal cannabis is effective in addressing epilepsy, one of the most well-studied conditions that cannabis can treat. In particular, cannabidiol (CBD), has received much attention for its breakthrough abilities to treat epilepsy especially in…

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Cannabis As Medicine Still Faced With Resistance From US Doctors

Cannabis As Medicine Still Faced With Resistance From US Doctors …and what you can do if your doctor won’t recommend cannabis According to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, there are around 100 million Americans who suffer from pre-approved conditions requiring cannabis as medicine. But not all patients…

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GW Pharmaceuticals’ CEO talks Epidiolex, future of cannabidiol medicine

This is a make-or-break spring for GW Pharmaceuticals and its billion-dollar investment in a cannabidiol-based drug. The London-based firm aims to develop the first FDA-approved medicine from plant-derived cannabis compounds. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration could decide as early as June 27 whether Epidiolex, a CBD oral solution, could be…

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Utah Medical Association: medical marijuana campaign “not about medicine”

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Medical Association is accusing the leaders of an effort to legalize medical marijuana in the state of misleading voters into supporting the measure. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the association says the “initiative is not about medicine.” The group says supporters have used the…

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