Illinois Pharmacists Want In On The Medical Marijuana Dispensing Game

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With medical marijuana finally legal in Illinois and officials still wrangling the details of the highly-restrictive law, pharmacists have thrown their hat into the ring of potential pot peddlers.

“It makes perfect sense,” pharmacist Joseph Friedman, who wants to open his own medical marijuana dispensary, told the Tribune. “After all, pharmacists are the drug experts.”

The problem faced by Friedman and other pharmacists is that, as Capitol Fax notes, their federal licenses prohibit them from dispensing the marijuana, even if it’s for medical purposes.

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