Candidate Questionnaire 2018

HAS IOWA TURNED TO CRIME?

We’ve been hear­ing some star­tling com­ments on Iowa’s new cannabis oil law late­ly, 2017 Iowa Acts Chap­ter 162, HF 524.  Iowa’s new law autho­rizes “pro­duc­tion and dis­tri­b­u­tion” in Iowa of prod­ucts con­tain­ing “any cannabi­noid” found in mar­i­jua­na plants which con­tains no more than 3% tetrahy­dro­cannabi­nol.  Iowa Code § 124E.2(6) (2018).  The pre­vi­ous ver­sion of this law, 2014 Iowa Acts Chap­ter 1125, SF2360, autho­rized only the “pos­ses­sion and use” in Iowa of prod­ucts con­tain­ing “a cannabi­noid” found in mar­i­jua­na con­tain­ing no more than 3% tetrahy­dro­cannabi­nol.  Iowa Code § 124D.2(1) (2017).

Here are some quotes from Iowa House Speak­er Lin­da Upmey­er:

She says they are already antic­i­pat­ing doing this bill with the pos­si­bil­i­ty of break­ing two fed­er­al laws.

KGLO Radio — Mason City, Iowa — March 27, 2017

House Speak­er Lin­da Upmey­er, R-Clear Lake, not­ed in a state­ment that no mat­ter what the Leg­is­la­ture had decid­ed, the state still would have been in vio­la­tion of fed­er­al law.

Des Moines Reg­is­ter — Des Moines, Iowa — Sep­tem­ber 10, 2017

And, here is a quote from State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive John Forbes:

I mean, we are vio­lat­ing fed­er­al law with a cannabis bill here in the state of Iowa.

Iowa Pub­lic Tele­vi­sion — John­ston, Iowa — Decem­ber 22, 2017

 

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

  1. Are state law­mak­ers vio­lat­ing any fed­er­al law by autho­riz­ing the use and pos­ses­sion of cannabis oil in Iowa?
     
  2. Are state law­mak­ers vio­lat­ing any fed­er­al law by autho­riz­ing the cul­ti­va­tion of mar­i­jua­na in Iowa for the pro­duc­tion of cannabis oil?
     
  3. Are state-licensed users of cannabis oil in vio­la­tion of any fed­er­al law for using and pos­sess­ing cannabis oil in Iowa?
     
  4. Are state-licensed cul­ti­va­tors of mar­i­jua­na in vio­la­tion of any fed­er­al law for grow­ing mar­i­jua­na in Iowa?
     
  5. Are state-licensed dis­trib­u­tors of cannabis oil in vio­la­tion of any fed­er­al law for dis­trib­ut­ing cannabis oil in Iowa?
     

 

THE OPINION OF SOME LEGISLATORS IN HAWAII

SB2217: clar­i­fies that med­ical use of cannabis is not con­sid­ered to be a state or fed­er­al crime

HB2572: clar­i­fies that med­ical use of cannabis is not con­sid­ered to be a state or fed­er­al crime

HB2031: autho­rizes inter­is­land trans­porta­tion of cannabis

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