Iowa Pharmacy Board Recommends Cannabis Oil Be Schedule II

The Iowa Board of Pharmacy met Monday to discuss a request to re-classify marijuana.

Right now marijuana is listed in Iowa code as a schedule I, or a drug with no proven medical use.

Carl Olsen of Des Moines petitioned the board last July asking them to classify it as a schedule II, or drug with some accepted medical treatment.

“We don`t have any other plants in schedule I that are used to make pharmaceutical drugs, they`re all in schedule II or lower,” says Olsen.

However, the board was hesitant to make such a big step.

“We should keep marijuana in schedule I but the chemical entities that are developed from that should go into schedule II,” says board member Susan Frey.

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