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Medical marijuana classification under debate

Posted at 7:57 AM, Jun 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-09 11:07:54-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Medical marijuana may be legal in Nevada but oftentimes patients have to pay out of pocket.

However, that soon could change.

A federal court is hearing oral arguments to get the drug out of schedule one classification.

Experts say that classification makes it a little too risky for insurance companies.

Since there are so many different strains, cannabis plants don't fit the typical standard for FDA approval.