|Best Marijuana Stocks to Watch in 2017|
Cannabis, also known as marijuana among several other names,a[›] is a preparation of the Cannabis plant intended for use as a psychoactive drug or medicine.The main psychoactive part of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC); one of 483 known compounds in the plant,including at least 65 other cannabinoids.Cannabis can be used by smoking, vaporization, within food, or as an extract
Between 1973 and 1978, eleven states decriminalized marijuana.In 2001 Nevada reduced marijuana possession to a misdemeanor and since 2012, several other states have decriminalized and even legalized marijuana.In 2015, almost half of the people in the United States had tried marijuana, 12% had used it in the past year, and 7.3% had used it in the past month.In 2014, daily marijuana use amongst US college students had reached its highest level since records began in 1980, rising from 3.5% in 2007 to 5.9% in 2014 and had surpassed daily cigarette use.
GW Pharmaceuticals plans to apply to the FDA for approval of its marijuana-derived cannabidiol (CBD), Epidiolex, to treat two childhood epilepsies, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, "at the end of the first half of 2017." Depending on how close to the end of that first half the application is submitted, and on whether the FDA gives Epidiolex a priority review -- which results in a review period of six months from the time the FDA accepts the application -- the drug could be approved this year.marijuana market is more attractive for investors now than ever before. With the initial hype and volatility out of the way, investors can now begin looking at companies with fair or even undervalued market capitalizations.
Top Marijuana Stocks 2017
AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV)
Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACB.CN) (OTC: ACBFF)
Cara Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA)
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