Iowa has a new health crisis, medical professionals practicing law without licenses.
In an effort to make cannabidiol as unhealthy and risky as possible, medical professionals in the Iowa House of Representatives are claiming the law they just helped enact violates federal law. This is known in law as criminal intent (known in legal terms as “mens rea” or guilty mind), if it was actually true that cannabidiol violates federal law (which it is not).
For a while, it seemed that the House Speaker, Linda Upmeyer, a registered nurse, was the only elected official making these absurd public statements about the law she just helped enact, but now we have Representative John Forbes, a licensed pharmacist, saying same thing. At least we can say the effort to betray Iowans is non-partisan, but that doesn’t make it any less repugnant.
Here are the quotes from House Speaker Linda Upmeyer:
And, here is the quote from Representative John Forbes:
We know this is some kind of an addiction to federal boot licking, but state legislators can do better than this!