Category Archives: prescription

DEA reschedules epilepsy drug derived from marijuana

Epidiolex liquid CBD tincture. (Image from GW Pharma) A drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) containing an ingredient found in cannabis will be reclassified for medical use. The Drug Enforcement Administration on Thursday placed the marijuana-derived drug Epidiolex in Schedule V of the Controlled Substances Act, reports CNBC. Epidiolex contains cannabidiol […]

Illinois governor approves marijuana as an opioid alternative

(Photo via Drug Policy Alliance) Illinois lawmakers have expanded medical marijuana access to patients seeking a non-lethal alternative to prescription painkillers. The state’s Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill on Tuesday making cannabis an official replacement to opioids and easing the application process to qualify, reports the Chicago Tribune. “We’ve got to do everything we […]