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Last year’s Farm Bill was supposed to legalize hemp and its derivatives — so why is the FDA dragging their feet when it comes to federal regulation of the booming industry? The nation is going through a marijuana revolution, but officials throughout the federal government continue to live in the prohibitionist, anti-drug eras of ages past. But […]
The 2018 Farm Bill separated hemp from the legal definition of marijuana. Non-psychoactive cannabidiol (“CBD”) can be derived from hemp. CBD is seen as a highly marketable product with possible medical benefits. A non-psychoactive cannabis compound more commonly known as CBD is “poised to flourish” thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, signed into law by […]
New York state is banning CBD vape and food manufacturing and asking 2019 hemp licensees to sign a waiver acknowledging the “inherent risk” of making a dietary supplement considered off-limits by federal health authorities. The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets also will require hemp-derived CBD supplements to go through the same testing as medical marijuana products. […]
Epidiolex, the first cannabis-based medication approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, is now available by prescription in all 50 states. The twice-daily oral solution is approved for use in patients 2 and older to treat two types of epileptic syndromes: Dravet syndrome, a rare genetic dysfunction of the brain that begins in the first year […]
Sales are underway for the first CBD drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The drug, Epidiolex, treats two rare types of epilepsy and is made from marijuana plants grown in the United Kingdom. The maker of the medication, GW Pharmaceuticals, has said the tincture would cost about $32,500 a year. U.S. insurance companies […]
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s comments may not be backed up by the data. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb recently went on air to voice his concerns about teens and marijuana. In particular, he said he is more concerned about youth consumption of marijuana than he is nicotine. Interestingly, recent data shows that […]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration noted that cannabidiol shouldn’t be a controlled substance, but international treaties require the United States to treat it as one. That revelation from the federal agency appeared in a 27-page memo written after it approved the first drug made with CBD earlier this year. “CBD has negligible potential for abuse,” wrote Dr. Brett Giroir, […]