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Regulators at the FDA will hold a meeting in April on CBD.

Wall Street thinks CBD could be a $16 billion industry by 2025. Here’s what the cannabis compound does to your brain and body.

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound in marijuana that's not linked with a high. Here's what we know about its mental and physical effects.

A ruling is imminent on the legality of a controversial drug that’s used to treat addiction — but some have called it a ‘dangerous o...

Government regulators are expected to soon rule on the legality of a controversial drug called kratom, a representative at the DEA told Business Insider.

A drug derived from marijuana has triggered the first federal shift on cannabis in half a century, and experts predict an avalanche effect

The nation's top drug regulator has officially changed how it regulates FDA-approved drugs that contain CBD, a marijuana compound, with the approval of the epilepsy drug Epidiolex. It's the first time in 46 years that the Drug Enforcement Administration has shifted its stance on cannabis.

The first marijuana-based prescription drug in the US has been approved, and some cannabis startups should be worried

The FDA's historic approval of the first marijuana-derived prescription drug has left cannabis startups in a tough spot. Many welcome the news as a sign of the growing recognition of marijuana's potential health benefits, but some worry it will increase demand for sub-par products.

There’s a sea change coming for the $1 billion marijuana-based industry you’ve never heard of

A compound in the plant that’s been linked to a range of potential health benefits — but doesn’t cause a high — is increasingly being eyed for its use in salves, oils, balms, and beverages. It’s also the main ingredient in a drug that just became the first of its kind to win government approval.

A drug that claims to boost focus has been tied to 36 deaths — but you can still buy it online and from a vending machine

A pill that's been credited with delivering super-human strength, feelings of euphoria, powerful pain relief, and better focus has killed 36 people.
Recaptured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman at a hangar belonging to the Mexican Attorney General in Mexico City, January 8, 2016

An ex-DEA agent describes how he helped hunt down ‘El Chapo’ — and confronted him wearing the cartel kingpin’s own hat

"I screamed, 'What's up, Chapo?!'" Drew Hogan, a former agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, said of his first encounter with the kingpin.
Major Mexican drug cartels' areas of influence in the US, as of December 2016.

Here’s where Mexican drug cartels operate in the US, according to the DEA

Mexican cartels maintain significant influence over the drug trade in the US, though the nature of their relationship to drug sales in the US is murky.

Explosive ’60 Minutes’ investigation finds Congress and drug companies worked to cripple DEA’s ability to fight opioid abuse

An investigation found that members of Congress alongside the drug industry helped fuel the opioid crisis.

A DEA officer had a wild affair with a convict — letting her listen to wiretaps, roam the evidence room, and have sex in the office

The DEA officer's security clearance was revoked and then reinstated just days later. He has since been fired.