The Impact of Marijuana Pharmaceuticals

John Robert Alfino


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.

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Keywords: marijuana, Sativex, cannabinoid

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Date posted: September 16, 2013  

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Alfino, John Robert, The Impact of Marijuana Pharmaceuticals (September 15, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2326245 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2326245

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