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State medical marijuana laws and federal scheduling

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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New Bipartisan Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Act Filed

A new bipartisan medical cannabidiol act has been filed in the Iowa House, HF 2097, by three Iowa House Republicans, Tedd Gassman (R. Scarville), Larry Sheets (R. Moulton), Ron Jorgensen (R. Sioux City), and three Iowa House Democrats, Charlie McConkey … Continue reading

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Iowa Republican Senators File Marijuana Reclassification Bill

Three Iowa Republican senators, Charles Schneider, Mark Chelgren, and Jason Schultz, have filed a stand alone marijuana reclassification bill in the Iowa Senate, SF 2025, this week. Two previous bills, SSB 1205 and SF 282, that would do the same … Continue reading

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Iowa Board of Pharmacy Legislative Proposals for 2016

I attended the Iowa Board of Pharmacy’s meeting on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, because I noticed that the recommendation for the reclassification of cannabidiol that the board approved on January 5, 2015, was not on the list of proposed changes … 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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