Race for CBD medication breakthrough: Is pharma firm’s boon the hemp industry’s doom?

Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabis compound touted for its medicinal promise — but marijuana- and hemp-derived extracts rich in CBD and low in intoxicating THC are facing a future yet to be determined.

The Cannabist’s special report “CBD, TBD” explores the issues with CBD — federal-state conflicts, national drug policy, pioneering research efforts and the paths toward the compound’s full legalization. This is the sixth installment in an ongoing series. Coming soon: A look at CBD’s path forward with hemp products.


This time next year, an investigational drug hailed as a breakthrough in the science of cannabidiol could be prescribed to children suffering from treatment-resistant epilepsy.

The prospect of its success, however, has caused some unease in the American hemp industry.

London-based GW Pharmaceuticals plc is steering its proprietary Epidiolex oral solution through the U.S.

... read more at: http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/10/06/cbd-epidiolex-gw-pharmaceuticals-fda-hemp-industry/89387/

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