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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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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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The Official Position of the Branstad Administration

While Governor Branstad lies about the official position of his administration, the Iowa Board of Pharmacy, the administrative agency given the task of formulating the official policy of the Branstad Administration, continues to say their official position is that marijuana … Continue reading

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