Here’s the introduction to the piece..
- Federal policies restricting marijuana research have made it difficult to study marijuana and produce cannabis-based drugs — but that isn’t stopping pharmaceutical companies from doing it.
- Some are researching and developing drugs made with marijuana compounds in labs just north of the border. Others are growing the raw materials for their products in South America.
- Although only a single cannabis-based drug is currently approved for use in the US, others are likely on their way.
- Some will appear first in marijuana dispensaries in states where marijuana has been legalized; others will await approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Another article that’s well worth a read http://www.businessinsider.com/marijuana-drugs-fda-pharma-studying-marijuana-2018-3?IR=T