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NPR: FDA Green Lights Marijuana-Based Pharmaceutical Drug

NPR: FDA Green Lights Marijuana-Based Pharmaceutical Drug

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 plant. The drug will be marketed under the brand name Epidiolex.

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DPA: The Myth of the Violent Drug Seller has Lethal Consequences

DPA: The Myth of the Violent Drug Seller has Lethal Consequences

One of the countless myths underlying the war on drugs is that people who sell drugs are violent. We’re told in school, by the media, or by law enforcement that people who sell drugs, even marijuana, are aggressive predators motivated by profit who will do anything, including resort to violence, to promote and protect their product.

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