Along with monitoring the constantly-evolving state and federal cannabis policies, druggists in cannabis-legal states must also keep watch on a patchwork quilt of local health and safety regulations.

With the midterm elections behind us, there are now 33 states, as well as Washington, D.C., that have legalized medicinal cannabis in some form.

And earlier this year the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex, the first prescription drug made from cannabis.

With all these advancements, should we expect our neighborhood pharmacists to be dispensing whole-plant cannabis and cannabis extracts across their counters at some point in the near future?

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Bruce Kennedy ~ Leafly.com

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