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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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Lawrence Pasternack: Don't listen to the lies about medical marijuana in Oklahoma

Lawrence Pasternack: Don't listen to the lies about medical marijuana in Oklahoma

The opponents to State Question 788 are treating Oklahomans as if we are idiots.

Pawnee County Sheriff Mike Waters is telling us that if the proposal passes, “an 18-year-old can go to a veterinarian, say he gets headaches, and then be given a two-year license to carry enough marijuana for 85 joints.” I do not know what he was reading, but Section 1, Paragraph M of SQ 788, says that applications must be approved by “an Oklahoma Board certified physician.” Don’t let Sheriff Waters lie to you.

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Greeley Gallery: How Alternative Facts Fuel America’s Marijuana Laws

Greeley Gallery: How Alternative Facts Fuel America’s Marijuana Laws

Harry Anslinger, the first commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, made it his mission to rid the U.S. of all drugs, including marijuana. He’s the man behind The Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 which set America on the fast track to a complete ban on marijuana. The guy’s influence is all over the restrictive marijuana laws that Americans live with today.

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