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Cannabis News Thursday, May 31

What is CBD? The ‘miracle’ cannabis compound that doesn’t get you high

  • In early May, a federal court declined to protect cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical produced by the cannabis plant, from federal law enforcement, despite widespread belief in its medical value.
  • It was controversial to pursue medical marijuana for such a young patient, but when they gave Charlotte oil extracted from high-CBD cannabis, her seizures stopped almost completely.
  • In late June, the US Food and Drug Administration could approve the Epidiolex, a pharmaceuticalized form of CBD for several severe pediatric seizure disorders.
  • It embarked on the Epidiolex project in 2013, as anecdotes of CBDs value as an epilepsy drug began emerging from the US.
  • GWs first drug Sativex, which contains both CBD and THC, is available as a treatment for MS-related spasticity in Canada, Australia, and much of Europe and Latin America.

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What is CBD? The ‘miracle’ cannabis compound that doesn’t get you high

  • The Dene Nation has asked the Liberal government to postpone legalizing cannabis for at least twoyears.
  • A resolution to that effect was passed today at aspecial Dene Nation leadership meeting in Deline, N.W.T. – – Chiefs gathered say the communities they represent in the Northwest Territories are not ready for legalized cannabis, even while acknowledging its ready availability in those same communities.
  • K’atl’odeeche First Nation Chief Roy Fabian made an impassioned plea for Dene leaders to opposelegalized cannabis.
  • Fabian and other leaders fear legalizing the drug will inevitably make it more available for youth in communities, regardless of any legislated legal minimum age.
  • Leaders at the meeting said they need to take action to stop the drug legal or not from getting into their communities.

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Dene Nation calls on feds to postpone legalizing cannabis for at least 2 years | CBC News

California Senate supports state-backed bank for pot money

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California Senate supports state-backed bank for pot money