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U.S. approves marijuana extract imports from Canada for research

In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long had trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies.

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Synthetic marijuana, bright lights could help dementia patients

New treatment safe and effective in battling agitation, lack of appetite and other behavioral symptoms

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U.S. approves first prescription drug made from marijuana

U.S. health regulators have approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law.

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Some parents fear changes to state laws as FDA weighs use of CBD pharmaceuticals

Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near a decision on whether to approve the first drug derived from the marijuana plant.

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Colorado CBD pharmaceutical bill gets Hickenlooper’s signature, awaits FDA approval

Gov. John Hickenlooper this week signed House Bill 1187, which allows for doctors to prescribe and pharmacies to dispense FDA-approved medicines that contain cannabidiol, a nonpsychoactive cannabis plant compound.

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Marijuana growers turning to hemp as CBD extract explodes

A glut of legal marijuana is driving Oregon pot prices to rock-bottom levels, prompting some nervous growers to start pivoting to another type of cannabis to make ends meet — one that doesn’t come with a high.

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CBD could soon be prescribed in Colorado pharmacies

A new bill would give GW Pharma a lane to sell Epidiolex in Colorado, but hemp growers worry it paves a “superhighway” to monopoly.

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CBD, TBD: Cannabinoids on local grocery shelves, but for how long?

CBD products are showing up at places like Alfalfa’s and Lucky’s, and the FDA and DEA are working to regulate such sales.

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“A significant event”: CBD-based pharmaceutical drug Epidiolex presented to FDA for approval

GW Pharmaceuticals, a.k.a. Greenwich Biosciences, has submitted to the FDA a New Drug Application for Epidiolex, a cannabis-based epilepsy drug with CBD.

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FDA hints it may crack down on marijuana products that claim health benefits

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may start cracking down on unproven claims that marijuana has health benefits, the agency’s commissioner said Tuesday.

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