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The Feds and New York Allow Further Access to CBD and Medical Cannabis


The first FDA-approved drug based on cannabidiol (CBD) moves from Schedule I to Schedule V.

In June 2018, the FDA approved Epidiolex for treatment of seizures from two different forms of epilepsy. And finally, in September 2018, the DEA rescheduled that drug. Epidiolex is currently the only FDA-approved drug that contains CBD and this rescheduling applies only to Epidiolex and not CBD in general. This white paper reviews why those in the CBD industry must not interpret this change as a sign of approval from the FDA or DEA.



Neil M. Willner

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Neil Willner focuses his legal practice on medical malpractice, dental malpractice, nursing home liability and general liability centered on complex litigation. His clients include hospitals, medical practices, physicians, eleemosynary institutions, commercial businesses and summer camps. Neil has handled appeals in the New York Appellate Division, First and Second Departments.

Neil also is a member of Wilson Elser’s Cannabis Law practice, advising medical professionals, growers, processors, insurers, distributors and vendors within the legalized cannabis industry as well as organizations outside the industry impacted by the rapidly evolving state and federal regulatory landscape

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