Boy with life-threatening condition cut off from legal CBD medication because of ‘broken’ drug law

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    Six-year-old Eddy has a life-threatening condition. He’s tried a cocktail of pharmaceutical medications but has found relief in legally prescribed medication that contains cannabidiol (CBD). However, despite the medication being legal, his mum still faces challenges getting him the treatment he needs.

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    In This Story: CBD

    Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants. Clinical research on CBD includes studies related to anxiety, cognition, movement disorders, and pain.

    In the United States, the cannabidiol drug Epidiolex was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2018 for the treatment of two epilepsy disorders.

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