FDA Approves Use of Marijuana Derived CBD Drug for Epilepsy on…

FDA Approves Use of Marijuana Derived CBD Drug for Epilepsy on Eve of 4-20

An eerie bit of news has graced today’s 4/20 celebrations across America. (“Four twenty” is code for smoking marijuana, making the day 4/20 special in cannabis culture.)

On Thursday, the FDA, notorious for approving fatal opioids and other drugs – and attacking plants and homeopathics – bestowed its blessing on a new epilepsy drug that contains actual plant-based cannabidiol (CBD). That is to say an FDA advisory committee made the recommendation for approval of Epidiolex – the first marijuana-derived drug to get such a green light.

Epidiolex is “a breakthrough in the field of epilepsy,” said Justin Gover, CEO of GW Pharmaceuticals PLC, the UK-based biopharmaceutical company that made the drug. “It’s the first cannabis-based pharmaceutical to be approved by the FDA. It’s the first in a new class of treatments with a new mechanism of action against epilepsy.”

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