Category Archives: FDA

FDA: CBD shouldn’t be a controlled substance, but treaties require it

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration noted that cannabidiol shouldn’t be a controlled substance, but international treaties require the United States to treat it as one, the federal agency said in a 27-page memo written after it approved the first drug made with CBD earlier this year. “CBD has negligible potential for abuse,” wrote Dr. Brett Giroir, the assistant […]

DEA Reschedules Cannabis-Derived Medicine Epidiolex

The Drug Enforcement Administration has rescheduled the cannabidiol medication Epidiolex, allowing manufacturer GW Pharmaceuticals to begin selling the drug in the United States. The DEA did not, however, reschedule CBD itself nor other products made with the cannabinoid. Epidiolex is the first medication derived directly from cannabis to be approved by the Food and Drug […]

FDA Chief More Concerned About Teen Pot Use Than Teen Nicotine Use

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb recently went on air to voice his concerns about teens and marijuana. In particular, he said he is more concerned about youth consumption of marijuana than he is nicotine. Interestingly, recent data shows that there are roughly twice as many teens who vape nicotine than those who […]

The Secret to Choosing High-quality CBD Oil in Today’s Unregulated Market

We are witnessing a modern renaissance within the cannabis industry, specifically the emergence of cannabinoid-based healthcare solutions. While medicinal marijuana has seen a swell in adoption across the U.S., arguably one of the most promising cannabinoid compounds is already available in all 50 states. Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, has become a standout derivative of […]

Why Medical Marijuana Is Different Than Homeopathy— And Better

Cannabis often receives praise as a natural remedy for helping with many health issues. Green and grown in soil, it is difficult to ignore its organic qualities. Because it’s associated with nature, many people wrongly categorize cannabis use for illness or injury as homeopathic care. But bud research and acceptance in society as a treatment […]