Analysis originally distributed on July 11, 2018 By: Michael Vodicka of Cannabis Stock Trades
June 26 was a groundbreaking day for the US cannabis industry.
That’s the day the FDA, the US agency responsible for approving new drug candidates, approved its first-ever cannabis drug.
The first-ever medical treatment derived from a marijuana plant will hit the U.S. market in a few months after regulators on Monday gave the epilepsy treatment the green light.
The Food and Drug Administration approved GW Pharmaceuticals Plc’s Epidiolex to treat two rare forms of childhood epilepsy, according to a statement from the agency. The liquid is made from a compound in the marijuana plant called cannabidiol, a different chemical from tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which gets users high.
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