The Iowa Board of Pharmacy will not change its rules to reclassify marijuana as a drug that can be used for medical purposes.
The board made its decision Wednesday morning, denying a petition filed by Maria La France. Her son Quincy suffers from seizures that began when he was five-months-old. Traditional prescription drugs have not helped.
“Sick Iowans do not know they need medical cannabis until it is too late until their lives are already destroyed,” says La France.
The board is expected to released more information about its decision Wednesday afternoon.