Author Archives: Carl Olsen

Sacramental use of cannabis

I’m a member of a Jamaican Rastafarian church incorporated in Jamaica as the Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church (EZCC) in 1976, Act No. 11.  The sacrament of the EZCC is cannabis. I was arrested in 1978 with 100 pounds of cannabis … Continue reading

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Has Murphy v NCAA changed anything?

Has the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Murphy v. NCAA, 584 U.S. ___ (May 14, 2018), prohibiting Congress from forcing states to outlaw sports gambling, actually changed anything regarding legalization of marijuana in the States?  No, not really, and … Continue reading

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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: NEW … Continue 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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