'Prescription drug regulations span literally thousands of pages in state and federal statutes, as well as Federal Drug Administration rules.
Pharmacists must go to college for six years, spend a year in the field and pass tests proving they mastered both medicine and Montana law before they can sell prescription medication. Pharmacies also are required to keep detailed records and be audited annually.
In contrast, Montana's law regulating medical marijuana covers six pages — including the title page. Providers must be named by a licensed patient and have no drug offenses on their criminal records in order to legally grow and sell marijuana for medical purposes.'