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Alabama Legislature approves bill to establish a medical cannabis commission

Alabama Legislature approves bill to establish a medical cannabis commission

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 13, 2019

On May 31, the Alabama Legislature approved a medical cannabis bill that would establish a commission comprising a team of lawyers, doctors and healthcare professionals. The approved bill is a slightly toned down version of a previous bill that would have legalized the cannabis plant for medical pur...

Will Epidiolex be the first cannabis-based drug to be approved as an epilepsy treatment?

Will Epidiolex be the first cannabis-based drug to be approved as an epilepsy treatment?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 3, 2018

A cannabis-based medication for epilepsy could be the first to gain approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Created by British company GW Pharmaceuticals, cannabis-based epilepsy treatment Epidiolex will undergo FDA review this June. Things are looking hopeful, with a panel of 13 advisors...

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