After many years of prohibition, governments across the world have started changing their policies on marijuana. One of the main reasons for this that studies have proven that cannabis has medicinal properties. There have been many studies into cannabis which show that this plant can change the face of medicine as we know it.
In the United States, many states have made the medicinal use of cannabis legal. The government recently passed a bill that legalized the growing of industrial hemp legal across all 50 states. However, each state has its laws about how the process should go. The 2018 Farm Bill also made the use of CBD legal at the federal level.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has supported the use of hemp as medicine. However, health authorities say there is a need for more studies into how cannabis products are used in foods. The FDA recently approved a cannabis-based medicine; which is the first in US history. GW Pharmaceuticals produced
Epidiolex is produced with Cannabidiol or CBD which is a cannabinoid in the cannabis plant. CBD is typically extracted from the hemp plant. Studies show that CBD is very potent when used as medicine and it can treat a wide range of diseases. There have been many clinical studies which show that can provide relief for conditions such as anxiety, chronic pain, and movement disorders. CBD has also been shown to treat insomnia, Parkinson’s disease, inflammation and Post Traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
“This approval serves as a reminder that advancing that advancing sound development programs that properly evaluate active ingredients contained in marijuana can lead to important medical therapies. And, the FDA is committed to this kind of careful scientific research and drug development,” the FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D.