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FDA Green Lights Marijuana-Based Pharmaceutical Drug

For the first time, the FDA has approved a drug containing CBD, an extract of marijuana. This move could pave the way for more research into medical uses for the marijuana extract.
A drug made from a derivative of marijuana has been approved for patients with certain forms of epilepsy. Source: Blaine Harrington III

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a marijuana-derived drug for the treatment of two rare and serious forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, that begin in childhood but can persist in adulthood.

The drug is made from purified cannabidiol, or CBD, a compound found in the cannabis

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