The industrial hemp market is heating up, with manufacturers, researchers, physicians, and patients, awaiting the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill and the expected removal of hemp from the Controlled Substances Act. Businesses are moving to position themselves as top suppliers of hemp-based CBD products and investors are eagerly helping fund these endeavors.
As the international industrial hemp industry is starting to be flooded with hemp oil, topical creams, gummies and other edibles, several companies are aggressively pursuing the hemp-based CBD market.
Cannabis is Big Money
Just take a look at some of the top marijuana stocks trading on the U.S. exchanges:
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It is Not Only Lucrative, its Helpful
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is the second-highest chemical composition in marijuana. While it is not psychoactive, it is thought to have medicinal effects and is currently being researched in more than 160 clinical trials for its use in cancer protocols and for use in other aliments. Strong evidence also exists that indicated CBD helps alleviate both inflammatory and neuropathic pain. Additionally, CBD is proven effective at treating seizures and epilepsy syndromes.
GW Pharma’s FDA-Approved CBD Drug
The FDA gave the nod for CBD by approving a CBD drug called Epidiolex, developed by GW Pharmaceuticals PLC, which treats seizures associated with Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut syndromes. These two types of seizures are of the worst types of childhood epilepsy syndromes that cannot be treated with regular ant seizure medication.
Zynerba Pharmaceuticals CBD Drug in the Pipeline for FDA Approval
Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc also has a CBD drug in the pipeline for children and adolescents with Fragile X Syndrome, an anxiety, hyperactive behavior and seizure disorder. The company is focused on developing and commercializing its own next generation synthetic cannabinoid therapeutics formulated for transdermal delivery.
FDA Approved Marijuana Cancer Drugs
Commercially available cannabinoids, such as Dronabinol, a pharmaceutical form of THC and Nabilone, a man-made CBD drug are FDA approved for the treatment of cancer-related side effects.
Insys is also developing a cannabidiol (CBD)-based drug designed to treat severe pediatric epilepsy. The drug is currently in mid-stage clinical trials.
In Canada and some parts of Europe, Nabiximols, developed by GW Pharmaceuticals, is a cannabinoid drug being used to treat pain associated with cancer, as well as muscle spasms and pain from multiple sclerosis (MS). It’s a mouth spray made up of a whole-plant extract with THC and Cannabidiol (CBD) in about a one to one mix. At this time, it is not approved in the United States, but is being tested in clinical trials to see if it can help a number of conditions.
About Diverse Biotech, Inc.
Diverse Biotech Inc. is an innovative, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical research company, committed to discovering and developing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform.
For more information on Diverse Biotech or its Cannabinoid (CBD) clinical trials, use in the treatment of specific types of malignancies related to glioblastoma, myeloma, gastrointestinal, and breast cancer, when administered in conjunction with Standard of Care, please contact Diverse Biotech by phone at 407-776-9217 or visit the company’s headquarters at 805 S. Kirkman Rd, Suite 202, Orlando, Florida 32811.