Krish Singh, a 44 year old man from Sonoma County, attempted to sell a pound of cannabis on craigslist for $2,700, but ended up selling it to an undercover cop in a Target parking lot. The policeman arrested Singh even though he possessed a valid doctor's recommendation to use cannabis alleging he was trying to make a profit and slapped him with a felony possession for sale. Singh represented himself in court and got all of his criminal charges dropped but the judge would not release his pound of cannabis.
For more on this story check out the article in the Press Democrat: ttp://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20131024/articles/131029752#.Um_wa63djnw.email
The United States FDA has approved a drug made by GW pharmaceuticals that is comprised of CBD (Cannabidiol). The drug is called “Epidiolex™” and was designed to treat seizures and conditions such as epilepsy. CBD is a non psychoactive component found in small amounts in most
cannabis strains (although with an increased demand the market is responding with more strains high in CBD). Physicians will investigate the affects of the medication on patients with approval from the FDA. The program is being carried out under the FDA’s informal so-called “compassionate” IND program that made federally-grown medical cannabis available to a fortunate few starting in the 70’s. Here is a great write-up with much more information: http://www.beyondthc.com/comes-now-epidiolex-fda-approves-ind-studies-of-cbd/
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