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3Novices:A drug derived from marijuana may be the first of its kind to treat a rare form of epilepsy

By Erin Brodwin
An experimental drug derived from cannabis to treat epilepsy is on the brink of becoming the first of its kind to win US government approval.
The drug is called Epidiolex, and its active ingredient is cannabidiol, the compound in marijuana thought to be responsible for many of its therapeutic effects.
Since cannabidiol doesn’t contain THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, it doesn’t get users high. But it does appear to help reduce seizures in one…
April 21, 2017 at 12:10PM http://ift.tt/2oXluQm
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