The DEA is finally changing how it regulates marijuana products

With the approval of a childhood epilepsy medication the federal government can no longer claim marijuana has no medical benefit.

Demonstrators Protest DEA Raids On Marijuana ClinicsWEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 18: Protesters demonstrate the day after Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) raids shut down 11 medical marijuana clinics around Los Angeles County on January 18, 2007 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
  • For the first time in nearly a half-century, the federal government has approved a medication with a cannabis compound.
  • CBD is all the rage in health food stores, but credible research is needed to know what therapeutic applications hold up.
  • DEA officer says this could signal a "sea change" in the legalization of cannabis-related products.
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Cannabis Compound to Be Reclassified as Medicine in the UK

Studies have shown that cannabidiol (CBD) can help with epilepsy, heart disease, diabetes, and even schizophrenia. 

 

Medical marijuana advocate makes cannabis oil.

Cannabinoids are certain chemical compounds found only in cannabis. Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol is (THC) is the most commonly recognized. This is what gives users that telltale euphoric feeling. THC may also play a role, should medical marijuana continue to become mainstream, as a painkiller. In fact, one study found that those states that passed a medical marijuana law saw a drop in opioid painkiller-related deaths.

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