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Marijuana activist argues for medical change; judge denies

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DES MOINES (AP) -

A judge has rejected a marijuana activist's lawsuit that claimed the Iowa Board of Pharmacy should have recommended that the Legislature change the classification of the drug so it could be used in the treatment of medical conditions.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/1lfAz9Q ) Polk County District Court Judge Scott Rosenberg ruled last week that the board did nothing wrong when it denied Carl Olsen's request that the panel recommend a change in the classification of marijuana.

Olsen thinks the board should change the classification, which states that marijuana is among drugs with no medical purpose.

Olsen argued the board was obligated to recommend the Legislature change the classification, but the board has declined to do so.

Olsen says Monday he plans to appeal the judge's ruling.

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