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FDA Approves Prescription CBD Medication

Posted by: Colorado Body Divine

You may have noticed that in June, the FDA approved Epidiolex – a drug derived from cannabis used to treat seizures. GW Pharmaceuticals, a company based out of the U.K., intends to earn approximately $32,500 per year, per patient for the drug. Certainly drug development and testing is expensive, but this seems terribly greedy. Depending on insurance coverage, people can expect to pay anywhere from $5 – $200 per month in out of pocket costs for the medication while insurance companies pick up the slack.

While it is promising that it seems the FDA is finally warming up to the life-changing benefits of cannabinoids, a pharmaceutical company will most likely have to manipulate CBD drastically to create a pill-form medication.

On September 27, 2018, the DEA confirmed Epidiolex would be reclassified as a Schedule V substance under the Controlled Substances Act. This means physicians in all 50 states will be able to prescribe the medication, and pharmacies in all 50 states will be able to dispense the medication. Is this a good thing, or a bad thing?

CBD Companies (such as Colorado Body Divine) can already ship hemp products that contain less than 0.3% THC to all 50 states under the Farm Bill. Also, the cost of Epidiolex is much higher than most available CBD on the market. For example, you could purchase one 600 mg bottle of CBD Tincture from Colorado Body Divine for $45.00 per month, or $540 per year. One 1200 mg bottle per month at $88.50 would cost $1,062.00 per year.

Even worse, Epidolex has a ton of harmful side effects. Sadly, this seems to be the norm for pharmaceutical products. Epidolex may cause liver damage, suicidal thoughts, diarrhea, malaise (a general feeling of discomfort, illness, or uneasiness), asthenia (abnormal physical weakness or lack of energy), rash, insomnia, poor sleep quality, and infections. You have to wonder what else Epidiolex contains other than some form of cannabinoids. This is a great example of the simple fact that not all CBD is created equal.

In stark contrast to Epidiolex, Colorado Body Divine’s ingestible Tincture and Coconut Oil only contains two ingredients: our 100% USDA Certified Organic CBD extract, and either MCT Oil or Coconut Oil. Our CBD may be used to relieve pain, improve sleep quality and mood, reduce inflammation, increase the “runner’s high” associated with exercise, assist those struggling with addition, and even prevent the multiplication of cancer cells. Our CBD is truly an amazing organic alternative to harmful pharmaceuticals, including Epidiolex. If you know someone who may benefit from CBD, please tell them about us!