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?
The short answer is no. According to industry experts, that scenario probably won’t happen for some time. But the number of trained medical marijuana pharmacists is growing, and they are establishing their legitimacy in the medical community.