State Pharmacy Board Changes MMJ Classification
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State Pharmacy Board Changes MMJ Classification
Posted by CN Staff on June 20, 2010 at 06:26:08 PT
By Andy Dworkin
Source: Oregon Live
Oregon -- Complying with a 2009 state law, the Oregon Board of Pharmacy last week moved marijuana out of the most-restricted category and down a notch on its list of controlled drugs.For years, marijuana had been classified in Schedule I with other drugs, such as heroin, that the law considers to be highly addictive and lack legitimate medical use.
Since doctors can now prescribe medical marijuana to Oregon patients with state-issued cards, the legislature last year told the pharmacy board to reschedule marijuana into a lower class. The board put the drug into Schedule II, which includes drugs that have a recognized medical use but also a “high abuse potential with severe psychological or physical dependence liability.” The change should have little practical impact on medical marijuana use or prescription. The same 2009 law clarified that illegal methamphetamine is a Schedule I drug, while prescription formulations of the stimulant for medical use fall into Schedule II. Source: Oregon Live, The (Portland, OR)Author: Andy DworkinPublished: Sunday, June 20, 2010Copyright: 2010 Oregon Live LLC.Website: newsroom news.oregonian.comURL: Medical Marijuana Archives 
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