Cannabidiol manufacturers could face a long and expensive battle to sell low-dose products through pharmacies even if health authorities – as expected – down schedule CBD and make it available without a prescription.

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The Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling (ACCS) and Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACMS) met in June to discuss the prospect of reclassifying low-dose CBD as a schedule 3 pharmacy-only medicine.

Steve has reported for a number of consumer and B2B titles over a journalism career spanning more than three decades. He is a regulator contributor to health journal, The Medical Republic, writing on...