Medical Marijuana Request Rebuffed By Pharmacy Board

Banking Problems for Marijuana Companies Will ContinueBoard member Susan Frey, a Villisca pharmacist, noted that legislators considered a marijuana-reclassification bill this session, but they let it die last week. “So clearly, it was not an issue the Legislature wanted to address,” she said.

State law now classifies marijuana as both a Schedule I drug, whose use is impermissible in almost any circumstance, and as a Schedule II drug, which could be used for medical purposes in some circumstances.

The pharmacy board recommended in January that legislators reclassify a special type of marijuana extract, which has little of the chemical that makes recreational users high, but not to reclassify marijuana entirely.

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