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June 25, 2018 – FDA Approves Its First Marijuana-Based Drug

“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today [June 25, 2018] 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 marijuana…

‘This approval serves as a reminder that advancing sound development programs that properly evaluate active ingredients contained in marijuana can lead to important medical therapies. And, the FDA is committed to this kind of careful scientific research and drug development,’ said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D.”