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FDA approves first marijuana-based prescription drug

FDA approves first marijuana-based prescription drug

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a marijuana-derived drug for the treatment of two rare and serious forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, that begin in childhood but can persist in adulthood. The drug is made from purified cannabidiol (CBD), a compound found in the cannabis plant. The drug