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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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My Conversation with Senator Grassley

I spoke with U.S. Senator Charles Grassley on Monday, November 2, 2015. I’ve tried contacting him many times before, but this is the first time we’ve actually spoken. The reason for that is because Senator Grassley has developed a new … Continue reading

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Marijuana and Federalism Conference

Presentations from our conference: “Federalism: The Missing Piece of the Puzzle!” Saturday, October 31, 2015, 1 PM to 4 PM Community Room, Mickle Center, 1620 Pleasant St., Des Moines, IA 50314 Dr. Frank Caligiuri, Professor of Pharmacy, “The Scheduling Dilemma” … Continue reading

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My Meeting with Congressman Young

Meeting with Congressman Young – 9/22/2015 I met with Congressman David Young (R. IA-3) on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. I gave him a series of documents and had a short discussion on each one. I asked him … Continue reading

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