Author Archives: Carl Olsen

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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Recognition of Extraordinary Work

Recog­ni­tion of Extra­or­di­nary Work 641 Iowa Admin­is­tra­tive Code 154 Rules 641—154.15(124E) to 641—154.65(124E) Octo­ber 13, 2017 I would like to com­pli­ment the Iowa Depart­ment of Pub­lic Health for the extra­or­di­nar­i­ly good work it is doing imple­ment­ing the Med­ical Cannabid­i­ol Act.  … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Comments on Proposed Rules

Com­ments on Pro­posed Amend­ments to 641 Iowa Admin­is­tra­tive Code 154 Rules 641—154.15(124E) to 641—154.65(124E) Sep­tem­ber 15, 2017 The Med­ical Cannabid­i­ol Act, 2017 Iowa Acts 451, Chap­ter 162 (H.F. 524), was signed into law on May 12, 2017, by Gov­er­nor Ter­ry … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Comments on Proposed Rules

Com­ments on Pro­posed Amend­ments to 641 Iowa Admin­is­tra­tive Code 154 “Med­ical Cannabid­i­ol Act Reg­is­tra­tion Card Pro­gram” July 25, 2017 The Med­ical Cannabid­i­ol Act, 2017 Iowa Acts 451, Chap­ter 162 (H.F. 524), was signed into law on May 12, 2017, by … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Overlooking the Medical Boards

July 2, 2017 Jarad Klein Keo­ta, Iowa Dear Rep. Klein, Thank you for your work in expand­ing the Iowa Med­ical Cannabid­i­ol Act in 2017.  While Iowans for Med­ical Mar­i­jua­na (Iowa Busi­ness No. 334412) is con­cerned the pro­gram does not go … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Elephant We Don’t Talk About

Iowans for Med­ical Mar­i­jua­na The Iowa Med­ical Cannabid­i­ol Act of 2017 (and the ele­phant in the room we don’t want to talk about) June 26, 2017 On April 22, 2017, the Iowa leg­is­la­ture passed the Med­ical Cannabid­i­ol Act, H.F. 524.  … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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