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One marijuana compound can now be sold as medicine in the UK

British government regulators on Tuesday ruled that products containing the cannabis-based ingredient cannabidiol (CBD) are medicines. The UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has given companies who make products with the drug 28 days to get a licence to sell their products, the BBC reported. Only one licensed CBD-containing medicine, a prescription medicine called Sativex for people with multiple sclerosis, is currently legal in the UK and 26 other countries, where it is also sometimes prescribed for people with pain related to certain cancers.
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