With CBD, marijuana-based medicine gets its first greenlight from the FDA

In a news release today, the FDA announced its approval of a marijuana-derived drug called Epidiolex for the treatment of seizures in a subset of patients suffering from severe epilepsy. Epidiolex contains CBD, a cannabis chemical compound skyrocketing in popularity and driving what is estimated to have doubled into a...

Does CBD Really Work For Anxiety?

Anxiety affects almost all of us in small ways. Before giving a speech or doing something new, we might feel unsure, unprepared or nervous. Some of those feelings may well manifest in physical symptoms like shortness of breath, clammy hands or headaches. However, to people who have been diagnosed...

Why (and How) California Is Destroying Mountains of Weed

Call it the California Marijuanapocalypse of 2018. As of January 1, recreation cannabis has been legal in the state. A black market still runs underneath it all (Northern California alone supplies perhaps 75 percent of all marijuana across the United States), but cultivators and distributors are going legit, bringing...

Decision on medical cannabis within weeks

Image caption Billy Caldwell and Alfie Dingley both have severe epilepsy The government says it will reach a decision within the next few weeks on whether laws around medical cannabis will be changed. The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs is now assessing the “balance of harms and...