CBD Petition for Synthetic Version Schedule Change Denied by FDA

In an interesting twist, a firm petitioned the FDA/DEA to request that a synthetic version of Cannabidiol (CBD) oil be placed in Schedule V of the Controlled Substances Act in order for the firm to submit an ANDA for a generic version of Epidiolex (a treatment for seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome or Dravet syndrome) which contains CBD oil derived from the Cannabis sativa L.