Report: Mainstream pharmacy won't dispense medical marijuana

NEW YORK — Sales of medical marijuana will remain within a burgeoning specialty channel without competition from traditional retail players like CVS Caremark, Rite Aid or Walgreens, Bloomberg Businessweek reported Tuesday

Though more than 21 states have legalized marijuana for medical use, according to the report, pharmacy operators would violate the registrations with the Drug Enforcement Agency that enables them to dispense controlled substances. 

At the federal level, marijuana is classified as a Schedule I drug, making it illegal to prescribe or dispense, the report noted. 



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