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Oct 22, 2019

Mahmoud Elsohly, PhD, is a pharmacologist known for his work on marijuana. He is professor of pharmaceutics in the school of pharmacy at the University of Mississippi where he directs the Marijuana Project which grows pharmaceutical-grade marijuana for research. He is an expert in the processing, testing, and detection of drugs of abuse.

Key Points

  • Again, this is not something that has been shown.
  • Science has been preempted by anecdotal evidence
  • Education is key.
  • First time in history that a drug has been approved by popular vote
  • Marinol and Syndros are dronabinol (THC) approved by FDA. Clinical trials have shown what dose is needed.
  • Epidiolex (CBD) is latest drug to be approved by FDA to treat rare forms of epilepsy.

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