Biden's FDA Pick Has Prescribed CBD, Recognizes Potential: Will He Lead Govt Closer To Legalization?

The Food and Drug Administration may get a new commissioner who has experienced the medical benefits of cannabis first hand.

On Friday, President Joe Biden revealed his plans to nominate Dr. Robert Califf, a cardiologist and clinical trial specialist, as the new commissioner. Califf, who served as head for a short stint during the Obama administration, was prescribed a cannabinoid drug by his physician, reported Marijuana Stocks.   

While Califf did not share his stance on marijuana while serving with the , back in 2016 at a cannabis-focused research summit, he acknowledged the healing possibilities of the plant. 

“We understand that people have identified a number of possible uses of marijuana and marijuana-derived products. For example, AIDS wasting, epilepsy, neuropathic pain, treatment of spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis, cancer, and chemotherapy-induced nausea,” Califf said. …

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