Author Archives: Carl Olsen

Candidates for Governor 2018

April 28, 2018 Dear Can­di­dates for Gov­er­nor of Iowa, In 2017, the Iowa leg­is­la­ture autho­rized large-scale mar­i­jua­na cul­ti­va­tion in our state for the pur­pose of mak­ing cannabid­i­ol prod­ucts, the Med­ical Cannabid­i­ol Act of 2017, H.F. 524 (Acts Chap­ter 162, 87th … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Congressional Candidates 2018

April 28, 2018 Dear Can­di­dates for the Third Con­gres­sion­al Dis­trict of Iowa, Some can­di­dates, includ­ing David Young, are sup­port­ing state med­ical mar­i­jua­na pro­grams.  How­ev­er, despite the fact that 46 states now have such pro­grams, there still exists a lack of … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Requested Amendments to SF2397 (2018)

Pro­posed Amend­ment to SF 2397 (a bill by the Sen­ate Com­mit­tee on Ways and Means)   AN AMENDMENT TO SF 2397   Sec­tion 124E.1, Code 2018, is amend­ed by adding the fol­low­ing new sub­sec­tion and renum­ber­ing the remain­ing sub­sec­tions: NEWCon­tin­ue read­ing

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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 … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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House Concurrent Resolution 104 is a Bad Idea

On Jan­u­ary 19, 2018, some Iowa leg­is­la­tors with good inten­tions filed House Con­cur­rent Res­o­lu­tion 104 (HCR104), ask­ing the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment to reclas­si­fy mar­i­jua­na. Although the inten­tion is good, HCR104 is bad. Iowa needs to clean up its own affairs before … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Medical Professionals Practicing Law Without Licenses

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 … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Congressman Young Betrays Iowans

Today, I was told that U.S. Rep­re­sen­ta­tive David Young is co-spon­­sor­ing fed­er­al leg­is­la­tion, H.R. 2920, that he has now been noti­fied cre­ates a direct, pos­i­tive con­flict with our state law. H.R. 2920 was writ­ten by U.S. Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Steve Cohen who rep­re­sents the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Chuck Grassley — a day late and a dollar short

Ear­li­er this year, Iowa legal­ized the cul­ti­va­tion of mar­i­jua­na for med­ical use, by a vote of 83–11 in the Iowa House and by a vote of 33–7 in the Iowa Sen­ate.  The bill was signed into law by our gov­er­nor … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Conversation with David Young on H.R.2920

On Mon­day, Decem­ber 11, 2017, I spoke with Con­gress­man Young about H.R.2920 (CARERS Act of 2017).  Con­gress­man Young is a co-spon­­sor of H.R.2920, and he was a co-spon­­sor of H.R.1538 (CARERS Act of 2015). Both the 2015 and 2017 ver­sions … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Iowa Code Chapter 124E Exempt from Federal Schedules

State law must address fed­er­al sched­ul­ing because of the phrase used in the fed­er­al statute as a pre-con­di­­tion for place­ment in sched­ule 1 “cur­rent­ly accept­ed med­ical use in treat­ment in the Unit­ed States.” The phrase “cur­rent­ly accept­ed med­ical use” is … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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