Iowa

Mon
09
Mar

Iowa Medical marijuana request rebuffed by pharmacy board

Medical marijuana oil, produced in Colorado.(Photo: Associated Press file photo)

The Iowa Board of Pharmacy disappointed medical marijuana advocates again Monday.

Board members rebuffed a request that they recommend changing Iowa law’s classification of marijuana in a way that would make it easier to use the drug for medical purposes.

The board, which regulates medication sales, said it didn’t want to get involved now. “This is clearly a political issue at this point,” said board member James Miller, a Dubuque pharmacist.

Wed
04
Mar

Bill could expand medical marijuana in Iowa

Update:

ELDRIDGE, Iowa (KWQC) — The bill introduced in Des Moines on Monday could change the lives of many patients. It would allow medical marijuana for those with chronic diseases, including cancer, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, AIDS, glaucoma, hepatitis C, crohn’s disease, colitis, ehlers-danlos syndrom, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Tue
13
Jan

Iowa Board of Pharmacy to Consider the Reclassification of Medical Marijuana

DES MOINES, IA — The Iowa Board of Pharmacy is considering renewing its recommendation that the state reclassify marijuana in a way that would make it easier to use the substance legally for medical purposes, following a hearing in the state’s capital Monday where patients, medical professionals, and drug-abuse prevention specialists testified about whether Iowa […]

Tue
13
Jan

Iowa Board of Pharmacy Delays Decision on the Reclassification of Medical Marijuana

DES MOINES, IA — After some members expressed reservations, the Iowa Pharmacy Board decided on Wednesday to delay its decision on marijuana’s drug classification until January. A board subcommittee initially recommended that the entire board consider reclassifying the substance from a Schedule I drug to a Schedule II drug. The recommendation was based on marijuana’s […]

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