FDA Approves First Marijuana Based Prescription Drug

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Looks like the FDA has approved a new drug called Epidiolex that contains a chemical found in Marijuana.

The prescription drug will be used to help treat epilepsy. It contains cannabidiol (CBD).

This drug will not give patients a high because it does not contain THC, but it's a strawberry-flavored syrup that has been proven to reduce seizures.

CBD oil has already been on shelves, but Epidiolex is a pharmaceutical-grade version of the oil. 

The FDA Commissioner, Scott GTottlieb, M.D. said in a statement;

"This is an important medical advance, but it’s also important to note that this is not an approval of marijuana or all of its components. This is the approval of one specific CBD medication for a specific use."

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