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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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BBC News: 'Marijuana refugees' give cannabis to epileptic children

BBC News: 'Marijuana refugees' give cannabis to epileptic children

Parents in the US with severely epileptic children are turning to marijuana for treatment.

Oil produced from a strain of the plant, which doesn't make the children high, appears to be having a dramatic effect on reducing seizures. It's being produced in Colorado, one of the two US states which has legalised cannabis.

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Salon: 5 biggest myths about marijuana, debunked

Salon: 5 biggest myths about marijuana, debunked

Back in the 1930s, the arguments to criminalize cannabis were bizarre and openly racist. The anti-pot crusader Harry Anslinger made all sorts of over-the-top claims, such as, “Marihuana is a short cut to the insane asylum. Smoke marihuana cigarettes for a month and what was once your brain will be nothing but a storehouse of horrid specters.” Here's evidence as to why those claims are wrong. 

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Ganjapreneur: Russian Government Attempts to Silence U.S.-Based Cannabis Educator

Ganjapreneur: Russian Government Attempts to Silence U.S.-Based Cannabis Educator

The Russian government has distanced itself from a growing trend of international cannabis normalization with a fruitless and comedic attempt at controlling the free speech rights of a U.S. citizen. Medical cannabis entrepreneur and educator Jerry Whiting was warned this week by the Russian government to stop distributing information online related to the growing of cannabis.

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Leafly: 9 Influential Women Who are Shaping the Cannabis Industry

Leafly: 9 Influential Women Who are Shaping the Cannabis Industry

In honor of International Women’s Day, we wanted to shine a spotlight on some of the most influential women of weed. There are some amazing ladies in the cannabis industry who are working tirelessly to end prohibition, create top-tier products, advocate for change, spearhead groundbreaking research, and shape the sector for the better. Here are nine fierce females paving the way to greatness. 

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