Oregon Board of Pharmacy vote a marijuana milestone

Oregon Board of Pharmacy vote a marijuana milestone

SALEM, Ore. - The State of Oregon has re-classified how it views marijuana.

The State Board of Pharmacy voted Wednesday to recognize pot as a drug that has medical use.

The move came because of a law passed last year that ordered marijuana to be removed from a list of drugs that have "high abuse potential and no acceptable medical use."

Marijuana will now be what is known as a "Schedule II controlled substance." That's a drug that has medical use but still has "high abuse potential."

Oregon becomes the first state in the nation to make marijuana anything less serious than a Schedule I drug.