SALEM, Ore. - The State of Oregon has re-classified how it views marijuana.
The State Board of Pharmacy voted Wednesday to recognize pot as a drug that has medical use.
The move came because of a law passed last year that ordered marijuana to be removed from a list of drugs that have "high abuse potential and no acceptable medical use."
Marijuana will now be what is known as a "Schedule II controlled substance."
That's a drug that has medical use but still has "high abuse potential."
Oregon becomes the first state in the nation to make marijuana anything less serious than a Schedule I drug.
Story Published: Jun 16, 2010 at 5:31 PM PDT
By KVAL News
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Oregon Moves Cannabis From Schedule I to Schedule II