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Cannabis-derived epilepsy medication eliminated from controlled substances list by DEA

Cannabis-derived epilepsy medication eliminated from controlled substances list by DEA

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 14, 2020

A cannabis-derived pharmaceutical drug called Epidiolex has officially been banished from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) list of controlled substances. The medicine, which is FDA-approved, is the creation of GW Pharmaceuticals. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, the British company is ...

GW Pharmaceuticals turns over $108M in Q4 sales thanks to CBD-based medicine

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 27, 2020

Following the EU approval of a cannabis-derived epilepsy treatment called Epidiolex, British drugs company GW Pharmaceuticals is experiencing a major surge in sales. Headquartered in London, GW Pharma recently revealed its latest sales figures to investors; $108 million during the last quarter of 20...

Brazil legalizes medical cannabis imports and domestic industrial hemp cultivation

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 20, 2019

A pharmaceutical regulator based in Brazil has given the go-ahead for medical cannabis products to be distributed across the South American country. Anvisa – which is essentially Brazil's version of the United States’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – made the decision to approve guidelines that allow ...

Germany’s pensioner-dominated medical cannabis market demanded 1,650 pounds of flower in Q1 2019

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 8, 2019

Older patients are steering Germany’s medical cannabis market, with the biggest patient group comprising residents aged between 50 and 59 years of age.  This is according to the latest data published by the German government, which also highlights swelling market demand for cannabis flower; in the first quarter of 2019 (Q1 2019), the European country’s flower imports exceeded 1,650 pounds. Considering those figur...

Alzheimer’s Research UK funds cannabis trial for dementia sufferers

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 28, 2019

People who suffer from dementia could soon be treated with a natural remedy, known as medical cannabis. Well, that's if the results of a forthcoming trial conducted by Alzheimer’s Research UK come back positive. Valued at $400,000, the trial on cannabis for dementia sufferers will hopefully determin...

Big Pharma, Big Tobacco betting big on legal weed

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 28, 2019

Major pharmaceutical drug companies are getting involved in legal cannabis, albeit a bit discreetly. According to recent reports, patents are being snapped up left, right and center, while some pharmaceutical giants are dishing out all their dollar on research and development (R&D). So long as a drug is deemed...

Great Britain is the world’s biggest legal cannabis producer despite it being illegal in the country

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 14, 2018

The United Nations has recently reported on Great Britain’s involvement in the cannabis industry, exposing the country for producing more legal cannabis than anywhere else in the world. Based on statistics gathered by the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), cannabis production hit 95 tonnes ...

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