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State medical marijuana laws and federal scheduling

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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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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Federalism: the missing piece in state medical marijuana laws

At first glance, state medical marijuana laws seem to conflict with federal law. But that seems odd, because the federal government has never attempted to block state medical marijuana legislation. Why is that? When Congress wrote the federal Controlled Substances … Continue reading

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