The Nevada Supreme Courtis weighing arguments in a lawsuit that seeks to remove the Nevada Board of Pharmacy from administrative role in regulating cannabis.

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The Las Vegas Sun Nevada Supreme Court justices are weighing arguments in a lawsuit that seeks to remove the Nevada Board of Pharmacy from its administrative role in regulating cannabis. The pharmacy board, which functions under the state’s executive branch and is made up of unelected members, decides how substances are scheduled. Because medical cannabis is legal in Nevada, the ACLU said the board’s classification is now outdated. The pharmacy board asserted that the District Court’s ruling in favor of the ACLU was “detached from principles of federalism.” Marijuana is still illegal federally. Nevada Administrative Code classifies marijuana as a Schedule I substance, along with other drugs like methamphetamine and heroin.

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The Las Vegas Sun

Nevada Supreme Court justices are weighing arguments in a lawsuit that seeks to remove the Nevada Board of Pharmacy from its administrative role in regulating cannabis.

The ACLU of Nevada originally filed the case in 2022 on behalf of the Cannabis Equity & Inclusion Community, a nonprofit group that advocates for policies beneficial to Nevada’s legal cannabis community, in Clark County District Court arguing the pharmacy board’s classification of cannabis as a Schedule I drug was unconstitutional.

District Judge Joe Hardy ruled in favor of the ACLU, determining the pharmacy board’s classification...

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