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The medication is for two rare forms of epilepsy and the FDA’s approval could spur much more research into other uses for medical marijuana.
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This week's historic decision by the Food and Drug Administration to approve Epidiolex, the first prescription drug derived from marijuana, has left cannabis startups in a tough spot. The new drug made by GW Pharmaceuticals treats two rare types of epilepsy using CBD, a therapeutic compound in cannabis that's not linked with a high. The new approval is ushering in a wave of renewed interest in the health benefits of marijuana. Although many welcome the approval as a sign of the growing recognition of marijuana's health benefits, many worry that it will increase consumer demand for sub-par products that don't meet basic standards. http://www.businessinsider.com/marijuana-drug-approval-leaves-startups-worried-2018-6 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Epidiolex, a marijuana-based drug, was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, the agency said Monday.
U.S. health regulators have approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana. Matt Yurus reports.
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