HLG week in review 6.25-6.29

The FDA Just Approved a Marijuana-Based Epilepsy Drug

FDA Approves First Drug Comprised of an Active Ingredient Derived From Marijuana to Treat Rare, Severe Forms of Epilepsy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Epidiolex (cannabidiol) [CBD] oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, in patients two years of age and older. This is the first FDA-approved drug that contains a purified drug substance derived from marijuana. It is also the first FDA approval of a drug for the treatment of patients with Dravet syndrome. Read more.

Everything You Need to Know About CBD Oil in Beauty Products

We are living in the marijuanaissance. Thanks to CBD, cannabis is getting its glow-up as a luxury wellness and beauty ingredient. Loosening of cannabis laws and the enthusiasm around emerging science has legitimized the medicinal claims surrounding CBD, but it’s the boutiquification of cannabis that has made everyone want to be seen with it. Read more.

BIG3 Will Allow Players to Use CBD for Pain Treatment and Recovery

The BIG3 will permit its players to use cannabidiol (CBD) as a pain treatment and for recovery, the 3-on-3 pro basketball league announced on Thursday. The rule is in effect immediately. Read more.

Oklahoma Voters Legalize Marijuana For Medical Use

Voters in Oklahoma approved a ballot measure making the state the 30th in the nation to allow broad access to medical marijuana. Read more.

Meet Colorado’s New Single-Issue Voters: The Cannabis Community

LAFAYETTE, Colo. — The political rise of Colorado’s cannabis industry is, in essence, the story of Garrett Hause’s alfalfa farm. Mr. Hause, a broad-shouldered, 25-year-old horticulturist who tills his family’s land in the shadow of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, said he was never particularly interested in politics — that is, until voters legalized cannabis in 2012. He started familiarizing himself with the stringent state regulations that govern the industry. He and a friend then created Elation Cannabis Company, which uses a section of the family’s soil to grow hemp. Read more.