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posted Apr 19, 2018, 5:30 AM by Scott Salisbury

Daily update  April 19, 2018
The Legality of Cannabidiol and Concerns Regarding False Advertising
Other Schedule I drugs include heroin, LSD and ecstasy. While the illegality of marijuana is clear at the federal level, even when legalized at the state level for medical and/or recreational use, confusion swirls around substances derived from the cannabis plant. One such substance is cannabidiol, also ...
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Smooth Sailing for Cannabidiol in Dravet, Lennox-Gastaut?
Pharmaceutical-grade cannabidiol (Epidiolex) as adjunctive treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) or Dravet syndrome received positive words from FDA staff in briefing documents issued in advance of an FDA advisory committee meeting that will be held Thursday.
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First Fayetteville Cannabidiol Shop Opens
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) -- The first cannabidiol, or CBD, shop in Fayettville has officially opened. CBD Sacred Leaf officially opened its doors last Saturday. The store offers several products that use the hemp extract and offers discounts to veterans and those with chronic conditions. Sacred Leaf ...
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Could This Be The First Cannabis-Based Drug To Get FDA Approval?
Nearly a year ago, UK drug manufacturer GW Pharmaceuticals filed its breakthrough epilepsy treatment for approval by U.S. regulators. The drug, Epidiolex, is derived from cannabidiol, or CBD, a non-psychoactive constituent of the cannabis plant. And on Tuesday, the FDA issued a report citing the ...
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FDA staff positive on GW Pharma drug for seizures
FDA staff were generally positive in reviewing the data submitted on Epidiolex (cannabidiol or CBD) in documents released prior to an FDA advisory panel committee meeting scheduled to occur Thursday. Outside experts will make a formal recommendation to the agency on approval, which the agency ...
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NOFA Publishes Organic Certification for Hemp Seed and Fiber
The Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) has published their certification requirements for organic hemp, requiring that NOFA certified products meet both the specifications for organic certification and the “industrial purposes” definition of hemp. However, NOFA cannot certify cannabidiol ...
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Who can benefit from state-legal medical marijuana — and how
Cannabidiol for epilepsy. Approximately 30 percent of people with epilepsy continue to have seizures despite conventional treatments. Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant, has emerged as a promising alternative treatment option. Research indicates CBD ...
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FDA Gives Good Review Of Drug Made From Cannabis Plant That's Aimed At Treating Rare Forms ...
“The risk-benefit profile established by the data in the application appears to support approval of cannabidiol,” FDA staff wrote. The drug is made from a compound in the marijuana plant called cannabidiol, a different chemical from tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which gives marijuana its euphoric effect.
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'Kush' Mascara Is a Thing Now, and I Tried It
Instead, it's infused with cannabidiol, or CBD, oil, a compound from the cannabis plant that's becoming increasingly popular in the health, wellness, and, yes, beauty spaces. Not to be confused with THC—the cannabis compound that gives marijuana its psychotropic properties—CBD oil can purportedly ...
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Acting on Hemp
And Colorado State's Veterinary Teaching hospital is currently enrolling dogs in a study on the “efficacy of cannabidiol for the treatment of epilepsy in dogs.” CBD does not get you high. Wyden says he will push hard to get the Hemp Act added to this year's Farm Bill. He says farmers see hemp's illegality ...
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