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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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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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Ankeny Legislative Forum April 9 2016

I live in an inter­est­ing Iowa House dis­trict. My state rep­re­sen­ta­tive is a Repub­li­can. His name is Kevin Keoster and his pro­fes­sion is school admin­is­tra­tion. Anoth­er inter­est­ing char­ac­ter who lives in our neigh­bor­hood is Dale Wool­ery, Deputy Direc­tor of the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Marijuana Scheduling Story

Jon Gettman wrote an arti­cle in High Times Mag­a­zine by the title Pot Mat­ters: The Resched­ul­ing Trap, on Mon­day, Feb­ru­ary 29, 2016, detail­ing his attempts to have mar­i­jua­na fed­er­al­ly resched­uled. I was a peti­tion­er in Mr. Gettman’s most recent attempt … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Massacre at the Iowa Statehouse

I spent some time at the State Capi­tol this week attend­ing a press con­fer­ence for House Study Bill 607 on Feb­ru­ary 9 and a sub­com­mit­tee hear­ing on the bill on Feb­ru­ary 17. I took a few pic­tures and made an … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Iowa Board of Pharmacy Open Records Request 2015

This is an update to my two pre­vi­ous arti­cles: Jan­u­ary 11, 2015: Phar­ma­cy Board Denies My Peti­tion Again Novem­ber 16, 2015: Iowa Board of Phar­ma­cy Leg­isla­tive Pro­pos­als for 2016 On Jan­u­ary 14, 2015, the Office of Drug Con­trol Pol­i­cy (ODCP) … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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It’s Not Over Yet

There has been a lot of par­ti­san bick­er­ing in the Iowa leg­is­la­ture over med­ical mar­i­jua­na this year, and it’s not over yet.  Since Iowa enact­ed a med­ical cannabis extract law (2015 Iowa Code Chap­ter 124D — Med­ical Cannabid­i­ol Act) last … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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My Plan

Peo­ple are always ask­ing me what my plan is, so I’m going to try to explain. I made my plan in 2006, short­ly after the U.S. Supreme Court deci­sion in Gon­za­les v. Ore­gon, 546 U.S. 243 (2006). In Gon­za­les v. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Response to the Board’s decision to Table my Petition

Carl Olsen 130 E. Auro­ra Ave. Des Moines, Iowa 50313–3654 Decem­ber 1, 2014 Iowa Board of Phar­ma­cy 400 SW Eighth Street, Suite E Des Moines, Iowa 50309–4688 To the Iowa Board of Phar­ma­cy: Thank you for con­sid­er­ing my peti­tion for … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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