Here’s the good news – the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just approved a prescription cannabidiol (CBD) medicine. So, that means CBD is now legal, right? Unfortunately, no, CBD is still considered a Schedule I drug by the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).
The newly approved drug is called Epidolex and is used to treat a rare and severe form of epilepsy. This is is big news as it is the first FDA-approved drug that contains a purified drug substance derived from marijuana.