A leading advocate for medical marijuana says he believes the Iowa Board of Pharmacy is ignoring it’s legal responsibility. The board on Tuesday rejected a request that it write the rules allowing marijuana to be used for medical purposes. Carl Olsen of Des Moines is director of Iowans for Medical Marijuana.
“Earlier this year they said some rules should be made and they recommended the legislature make some rules or create a study committee to make some rules,” Olsen said. “That’s contrary to what that statute says…the statute says the board will make the rules. It doesn’t say they can pass it off to anybody or they can avoid the responsibility. So, if rules are to be made, the law says the board should make them.”