Today, the FDA announced its approval of GW Pharmaceuticals' Epidiolex, a cannabis-based medicine for epilepsy. As I've written countless times here on this blog, I do not begrudge those who want to try this concoction a fair chance to try it. If it works, fantastic. If it doesn't, you know where to go and what to do. What is that? You will probably need to jiggle around your CBD and add THC or one or more of the other cannabinoids. You will embark on a twisty path to healing. I believe this with all of my heart, but it's not a religion. It's fact and science and experience-based.
The reason the tiny little mother mind™ is writing this update is because of the following announcement by the FDA that accompanied their approval:
FDA is deeply concerned about the proliferation of unapproved CBD drug products marketed using unproven medical claims to diagnose, cure, mitigate, treat or prevent serious conditions and we’ll continue to take action against such products.
Cue the revolution. That's right. If the FDA or Big Pharma takes away our freedom to make, use, buy or otherwise give our cannabis medicine to our children or ourselves, there will be a revolution.
Epidiolex will cost between $2,000-$6,000 a month. If you have any experience with manufacturers and insurance companies and how drugs are priced, go figure that shit out. Contemplate that. Read my post from a few weeks ago where I discuss the difference between Epidiolex and the cannabis meds that many of us currently use.
My tiny little mother mind™has said it before over the five years that I and my compadres have been doing this, that there's a swimming pool here and plenty of lanes. Initially, we told the docs and anyone who would listen that they should get on the train because it was leaving the station. We were mocked and humiliated -- literally -- but we didn't give a flying foo and proceeded to save each other's children. We were told that we couldn't discuss cannabis medicine with our neurologists. We were reported to Child's Protective Services. We were obstructed over and over. That did not stop us.
Now, I'm telling you that Big Pharma should use their lane and not infringe on ours or take over the entire pool.
I mean it.
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