Brazilian court approves commercial hemp cultivation for one company

(This is an abridged version of a story that appears at Marijuana Business Daily.) A company in Brazil successfully appealed to a court for permission to cultivate hemp on the same day that the Brazilian government decided against creating rules to allow domestic cultivation. The decision could spur other hemp companies to turn to the judicial system […]

European Medicines Agency panel OKs GW Pharma’s cannabis drug

GW Pharmaceuticals announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommended approval of the British company’s cannabis-based medicine Epidiolex. The CHMP is responsible for preparing the European Medicines Agency (EMA)’s opinions on questions related to the marketing of human medicines. The CHMP opinion was adopted July 25, and the final decision now rests […]