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      Judge rejects Iowa activist's marijuana lawsuit

      A judge has rejected a marijuana activist's lawsuit that claimed the Iowa Board of Pharmacy should have recommended that the Legislature change the classification of the drug so it could be used in the treatment of medical conditions. The Des Moines Register reports Polk County District Court Judge Scott Rosenberg ruled last week that the board did nothing wrong when it denied Carl Olsen's request that the panel recommend a change in the classification of marijuana. Olsen thinks the board should change the classification, which states that marijuana is among drugs with no medical purpose. Olsen argued the board was obligated to recommend the Legislature change the classification, but the board has declined to do so. Olsen says Monday he plans to appeal the judge's ruling.Previous stories.... Medical marijuana unlikely to advance in Iowa Iowa lawmaker still seeking medical marijuana law Medical pot looks to 'color inside the lines'