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The Impact of Marijuana Pharmaceuticals

6 Pages Posted: 16 Sep 2013  

John Robert Alfino


Date Written: September 15, 2013


FDA will soon approve Sativex, the first marijuana-based pharmaceutical. Sativex is a tipping point in the marijuana law and the politics of strict prohibition. The reclassification of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act is in the financial interests of the American pharmaceutical industry. The availability of marijuana-based, or synthetic cannabinoid-based, pharmaceuticals will change the politics of marijuana prohibition.

Keywords: marijuana, Sativex, cannabinoid

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Alfino, John Robert, The Impact of Marijuana Pharmaceuticals (September 15, 2013). Available at SSRN: or

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