FDA approves cannabis-based treatment for cancer, AIDS-related weight loss – Cannabis News

Insys Therapeutics Inc. announced Tuesday, July 5, that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company’s drug Syndros, an orally administered liquid formulation of the synthetic cannabinoid dronabinol, according to a release.

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DEA Eases Cannabis Study Requirements – Marijuana News

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Christmas came early for cannabis research scientists. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) decided to ease some of the regulatory requirements that had been imposed on those who were conducting FDA-approved clinical trials on cannabidiol (CBD).

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Cannabis specialist GW Pharma ramps up capacity ahead of key drug approval – Marijuana News

A laboratory analysis of GW Pharmaceuticals' cannabis samples of Sativex. Image: PA via   Telegraph.co.uk

GW Pharmaceuticals, which makes drugs derived from the cannabis plant, is scaling up its manufacturing capacity ahead of an expected approval of a new treatment for children with life-threatening epilepsy.

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