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View Diary: Colorado Governor signs Proclamation legalizing Marijuana (32 comments)

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  •  From the wiki (5+ / 0-)
    Except when dispensed directly by a practitioner, other than a pharmacist, to an ultimate user, no controlled substance in Schedule II, which is a prescription drug as determined under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 USC 301 et seq.), may be dispensed without the written prescription of a practitioner, except that in emergency situations, as prescribed by the Secretary by regulation after consultation with the Attorney General, such drug may be dispensed upon oral prescription in accordance with section 503(b) of that Act (21 USC 353 (b)). Prescriptions shall be retained in conformity with the requirements of section 827 of this title. No prescription for a controlled substance in schedule II may be refilled.[29]
    So a sched I to sched II move would acknowledge medcal uses, but still require a prescription.
    •  However it is a stepping stone to schedule III (5+ / 0-)

      Current MMJ law requires an exam and prescription from a Doctor. I am sure a Schedule II reclassification will open  up for other states reluctant to implement an MMJ dispensary model, especially the more conservative ones.

      After all is said and done, a lot more is said than done.

      by Brahman Colorado on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 12:46:43 PM PST

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      •  All schedules require a prescription. (0+ / 0-)

        The Controlled Substances Act has 5 schedules. Even the drugs on Schedule V, the least restrictive, require a prescription.

        "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

        by HeyMikey on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 09:39:14 AM PST

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