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Can you overdose on weed?

Back in May of 2019, a coroner in Louisiana claimed to have recorded the first death exclusively caused by weed.

Toxicology results for a woman who died suggested she was killed by an excess amount of THC, the primary psychoactive component of weed, the coroner, Christy Montegut, told the New Orleans Advocate. Montegut failed to find anything else—drugs, alcohol, disease—that could have attributed to her death.

FDA approves its first marijuana-derived drug

In a nationwide first, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the use of ‘Epidiolex’, a marijuana derivative which will be used to treat rare forms of epilepsy. Epidiolex — also known as cannabidiol or CBD — is a highly-purified version of the many psychoactive compounds found in marijuana, and does not result in a high.

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The Cannabis Industry Made $1.2 Billion in January

The cannabis industry registered $1.23 billion in investments for January, according to Viridian Cannabis Deal Tracker. The total represents an almost 600 percent growth from the $178 million in the first five weeks of 2017. While it’s no secret that the cannabis industry has turned out to be a money-making machine, what made last month’s numbers even more remarkable was that they nearly eclipsed the investments of $1.29 billion from all of last year.

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