FDA Approved Cannabis Derived Products

Medically reviewed by Alexander Tabibi, MD
August 15, 2020
Cannabis Products Approved FDA
Cannabis Products Approved FDA

The FDA approved cannabis derived products not approved for marketing, but approved for use.

To date, the FDA has not approved a marketing application for cannabis for the treatment of any kind of disease or condition. Nevertheless, there is now one FDA approved cannabis-derived and three cannabis products as medications. These authorized products are only readily available with a prescription from a qualified doctor.

FDA Approved Cannabis Products


FDA has approved Epidiolex, which includes a detoxified kind of the medicine compound CBD for the treatment of seizures related to Lennox-Gastaut disorder or Dravet disorder in clients 2 years of age as well as older. That indicates FDA has actually wrapped up that this certain medicine item is risk-free and also effective for its intended usage.

Marinol and Syndros

The FDA has also accepted Marinol and Syndros for the treatment of anorexia associated with weight-loss in AIDS individuals. Marinol as well as Syndros consist of the energetic ingredient dronabinol, an artificial delta-9- tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is taken into consideration the psychedelic component of cannabis.


The FDA approved drug Cesamet (nabilone) is a drug that contains a synthetic THC and is used to treat chemotherapy-induced severe nausea and vomiting for Cancer patients.