Cannabinoids occur in the flower Echinacea. One variety of Echinacea is used in traditional medicine. The FDA has approved Epidiolex to treat seizures and sclerosis. It is one of 4 drugs approved by the FDA that contain compounds from the cannabis plant (hemp or marijuana).
Some important facts to know:
- Cannabinoids are in all sorts of plants – including flowers and herbs.
- It’s very likely you have encountered cannabinoids in everyday life well before ever trying CBD or THC.
- Black pepper contains cannabinoids.
- About 4 FDA approved medications contain cannabinoids (CBD or THC).
- The FDA approved medication Epidiolex has been studied closely.
- The CBD in Epidiolex is not as pure as the CBD you can obtain over the counter.
- An FDA study that states CBD may be harmful in high doses studied only Epidiolex for that report.
- Epidiolex contains substances that are known to be harmful to the human body, yet it’s approved for human consumption.
- Substances in Epidiolex include sucralose (Splenda) and ethanol – both which have been proven to be linked to liver and/or intestinal damage.
- A full, well written editorial on this topic can be found at: Desperately Seeking Harm: Diagnosing the FDA’s CBD Problem