The Pharmaceutical Grade CBD approved by the FDA and found in clinical trials to be effective against conditions such as epilepsy is “not the same” as marijuana products purchased from coffeeshop or cannabis stores.
That is the warning from Shlomo Shinnar, professor of neurology and epidemiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and president of American Epilepsy Society
“The main thing is that CBD as approved by the FDA is pharmaceutical-grade CBD. It’s manufactured under stringent standards, the same as other FDA-approved drugs,” Dr Shinnar is quoted as telling Business Insider. “That’s not the same as when people tell you, ‘Oh, I’ve got marijuana and it’s high in CBD,’ or ‘Oh, I’ve got a CBD product.’”
Full article: https://www.businessinsider.nl/marijuana-epilepsy-drug-approved-fda-2018-5/