How Curaleaf is Managing Its Multistate COVID-19 Response

  • The COVID-19 crisis has also highlighted the fact that many technological innovations simply don’t apply to the cannabis industry, Melillo adds.
  • Effective immediately, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has descheduled GW Pharmaceuticals’ Epidiolex, an anti-epileptic drug that contains cannabidiol (CBD).
  • Initially, following approval from the DEA in 2018 , Epidiolex was listed under Schedule V.
  • At the time, many industry stakeholders stressed that this move did not reschedule CBD alone as a Schedule-V substance.
  • Thus, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration began its ongoing quest to understand and regulate CBD.

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