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FDA Approves Marketing Of Plant-Derived Marijuana Medicine

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Regulators at the US Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted market approval to Epidiolex, a prescription medicine containing a standardized formulation of plant-derived cannabidiol (CBD) for the explicit treatment of two rare forms of severe epilepsy: Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. The proprietary extract formulation – developed by the British biotechnology firm GW Pharmaceuticals – had Read the full article…

FDA Approves First Cannabis-Based Epilepsy Drug

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MARYLAND: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Epidiolex (cannabidiol) [CBD] oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, in patients two years of age and older. This is the first FDA-approved drug that contains a purified drug substance derived from Read the full article…

Tilray Launches New High-CBD Cannabis Oil

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CANADA:  Tilray, a leader in medical cannabis cultivation, distribution, and research, has launched its newest product, Tilray 2:100, a high-CBD cannabis oil. Designed for patients with significant unmet medical need, Tilray 2:100 contains the highest concentration of cannabis-extracted CBD in a medical cannabis product available through Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). Read the full article…

Study: CBD Extracts Significantly Reduced Seizure Frequency In Children With Refractory Epilepsy

Israeli researchers assessed the sustained daily use of extracted CBD oils in a cohort of young patients with treatment resistant epilepsy.

ISRAEL: The adjunctive use of CBD extracts is safe and effective in adolescent patients with refractory epilepsy, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the journal Brain & Development. Israeli researchers assessed the sustained daily use of extracted CBD oils in a cohort of young patients with treatment resistant epilepsy. Thirty-five percent of participants experienced a Read the full article…

FDA Grants ‘Priority Review’ Of Plant-Derived CBD Extract

If Epidiolex achieves FDA-approval, analysts suggest the product could retail for between $30,000 to $60,000 annually.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Representatives of the US Food and Drug Administration will undertake a ‘priority review‘ of data specific to the safety and efficacy of Epidiolex, a standardized, plant-derived CBD extract formulated by a British pharmaceutical company. The review is scheduled to be completed by June 27, 2018. Phase III clinical trial data shows that Epidiolex Read the full article…

Tilray Announces Medical Cannabis Export To Cyprus

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CANADA:  Tilray, a global leader in medical cannabis research and production, today announced that Tilray cannabinoid products have arrived and are cleared for distribution in European Union member state Cyprus after the company received necessary approvals in Canada and Cyprus to export cannabinoid formulations for patients in Cyprus. “We are proud to be able to offer Read the full article…

Tilray Becomes North America’s First GMP Certified Medical Cannabis Producer

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CANADA: Tilray, a global leader in medical cannabis research and production, today announced that it has become the first medical cannabis producer in North America to be GMP certified in accordance with the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards. As North America’s only GMP certified medical cannabis producer, Tilray is uniquely positioned to expand Read the full article…

What Is CBD? The Everyday Guide To Cannabidiol

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COLORADO: CannaInsider.com has published a comprehensive guide to CBD, the miracle cannabinoid endorsed and made popular in 2013 by a documentary produced by mainstream media health expert, Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 80 chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant called cannabinoids. Cannabinoids bind to receptors in the brain and body Read the full article…

Colorado Springs Student Suspended For Bringing Medical Marijuana To School

A new Colorado statute would allow students to use cannabis medicine at school, but it doesn't go into effect until next school year.

COLORADO:  A disabled Sand Creek High School student was suspended Monday after school officials discovered medical marijuana in his lunch box, according to Gazette news partner KKTV. Jackson Stormes, 16, has constant seizures because of Dravet Syndrome, which has left him severely disabled. His mother, Jennie Stormes, says cannabis is the only medicine that has Read the full article…

Patients Have Unique Needs That Recreational Marijuana Stores Don’t Serve

Our state needs a system that recognizes and regulates separate access channels for recreational users and for medical patients.

WASHINGTON:  My son Haiden is 6 years old. For him, access to medical cannabis is a matter of life-and-death. Haiden has Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy. Haiden used to suffer from frequent seizures of all varieties — sometimes more than 100 a day, despite taking five prescription medications, all at the maximum dose Read the full article…