First FDA-Approved CBD Medication to Cost More than $32,000 Per Year

GW Pharmaceuticals has revealed the expected consumer price for Epidiolex, the first cannabidiol-based medication to be approved by the FDA, according to a Business Insider report. At a price tag of about $32,500 per year, it won’t be cheap, but company representatives said in a phone call with...

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Medical marijuana trial shows positive signs for epilepsy sufferers

SYDNEY, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- An Australian trial which used a marijuana extract to treat 40 children with severe epilepsy found the drug has a manageable side effect profile, but only shows extensive symptom relief for a select number of patients. Following treatment with cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive...

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Cannabis Retail Companies Flock to Ontario in ‘Frenzy,’ Despite Silence From Province on Pot Plans

Despite no official word from the province on how it plans to manage the sale of recreational cannabis come October, private retailers are flocking to Ontario to set up shop. “Ontario is a frenzy right now in terms of entrepreneurs, real estate developers — anybody within the cannabis infrastructure,”...

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Italy looks to expand medical cannabis to ‘all pharmacies’

Italy signaled its intention to loosen the military’s grip on the cultivation of medical marijuana, significantly ramp up production and make MMJ “available in all pharmacies” across the country. The move also could increase opportunities for international MMJ companies participating in the nation’s...

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The pluses and minuses of allowing medical marijuana at school

Every day at noon, Karina Garcia drives to her son’s South San Francisco high school to give him a dose of cannabis oil to prevent potentially life-threatening seizures. But she can’t do it on campus. She has to take Jojo, a 19-year-old with severe epilepsy, off school grounds to squirt the drug...

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Twelve places where you can consume marijuana legally in Denver

Coloradans approved legalizing recreational cannabis over five years ago, but we're still trying to figure out this whole social-consumption thing. Denver's Cannabis Consumption Establishment licensing program has only issued one license so far, and although a bill that would have allowed dispensary...

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Veterans Canada Has No Plans to Lift Cap on Medical Marijuana Reimbursement

Veterans Affairs Canada plans to hold the line for now on its policy for medical marijuana after a move that capped reimbursements reversed years of rapid spending growth in the program. “At the present time, there are no plans to change the maximum daily reimbursement limit of the three grams...

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Pot-loving dogs: why cannabis extract is the new trend for our pets

Advocates say CBD, a cannabis extract, can be used as medical marijuana for ill or anxious dogs High summer is hell for my goldendoodle, Monty. At the park, grass seeds and burrs catch in his woolly mop of black fur. The pollen and dust set off his skin allergies. The heat – more severe every...

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How Canada Plans to Roll Out its Recreational Pot Industry

With Canada planning to legalize marijuana on October 17 this year, its market will operate on a very different model than that used by the nine states that have legal laws in the United States already. There are several notable differences, and it will not resemble California weed delivery in any way....

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