MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Board Of Pharmacy Lawsuit

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A medical marijuana advocate is taking the Iowa Board of Pharmacy to court in an attempt to legalize the drug here.

Carl Olsen says he smokes marijuana for medical and religious reasons.

In a lawsuit filed this week in Polk County, he claims the Board of Pharmacy isn’t following the law.

Marijuana is currently classified as both a schedule one and schedule two drug (due to a past battle between Olsen and the board.)

In his most recent court filing Olsen says that the pharmacy can’t have it both ways.

According to Olsen the board has recognized marijuana as a drug with some medical use, so it can’t also classify as a drug with no medical use.

Earlier this year the Iowa House passed a law that would remove the schedule two classification.