Author Archives: Carl Olsen

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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Medical Cannabis and the 2017 Iowa Legislative Session

This leg­isla­tive ses­sion began with four pro­pos­als for med­ical cannabis pro­grams, two in the Iowa Sen­ate, one by Democ­rats (S.F. 205) and one by Repub­li­cans (S.S.B. 1176 / S.F. 506), and two in the Iowa House, one by Democ­rats (H.F. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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March 3 is the legislative funnel date

A vari­ety of med­ical cannabis bills have been filed in the Iowa leg­is­la­ture this year. One, HSB 132, has actu­al­ly passed in a Repub­li­can con­trolled sub­com­mit­tee. The end of this week, Fri­day, March 3, 2017, is the fun­nel date when … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Is the DEA wrong about marijuana’s medical value?

The Ques­tion Pre­sent­ed I’ve been asked to explain the U.S. Drug Enforce­ment Admin­is­tra­tion (DEA) deci­sion on July 19, 2016, not to accept the Mar­i­jua­na Resched­ul­ing Peti­tion filed by the states of Wash­ing­ton and Rhode Island on Novem­ber 30, 2011.  See … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Attention on medical marijuana shifts to Congress

Atten­tion has shift­ed from state leg­is­la­tion to Con­gress and can­di­dates run­ning for fed­er­al office. While rumors have been spread­ing around that the DEA is going to resched­ule mar­i­jua­na in July of 2016, on July 6, Con­gress­man David Young became the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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