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Board of Pharmacy to discuss marijuana reclassification

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -  The Iowa Board of Pharmacy will consider again recommending changing state law to reclassify marijuana so it could be used to treat medical conditions.
   The board is set to meet today (Wednesday). Members heard testimony on the issue Monday.
   Currently, marijuana is classified under state law as both a Schedule I drug, meaning it is has no medical use, and as a Schedule II drug, which has medicinal value. Advocates want the drug to be moved only to the Schedule II category.
   The board recommended that the Legislature make such a change to state law in 2010, but no action was taken.
   Lawmakers this year approved legislation that allows the use of oil derived from marijuana to treat chronic epilepsy.

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