What's most transformative about this drug approval is that this is the first time the FDA - the governmental arbiter of safe and effective medicine in the United States - has approved any substance derived from the cannabis plant.
Mice who received a combination of CBD and chemotherapy survived nearly three times as long as the mice given the placebo, and around twice as long as the mice given CBD or chemotherapy alone.
Across four distinct strains it was observed that the flower samples taken from the upper third of the plant had a higher THC content than those at the base of the plant, and in two of the strains tested the difference was equivalent to the upper flowers being around twice as potent as the lower flowers.
Massachusetts law requires that all recreational marijuana products bear a seal showing they have been tested by a Commission-licensed independent laboratory for contaminants and potency levels.
The American Osteopathic Association supports the reclassification of cannabis as a Schedule II Drug to facilitate advancement in clinical, public health, patient safety and health policy research, according to a resolution approved by the AOA House of Delegates.
CPC extracts products with nearly 100 percent purity at a 95 percent recovery rate and as such could be used to research, develop and produce cannabis-derived medicines.
Mounting evidence suggests that the inflammatory processes in the brain contribute to the pathologies of Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders.