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Medical Professionals Practicing Law Without Licenses

Iowa has a new health cri­sis, med­ical pro­fes­sion­als prac­tic­ing law with­out licens­es. In an effort to make cannabid­i­ol as unhealthy and risky as pos­si­ble, med­ical pro­fes­sion­als in the Iowa House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives are claim­ing the law they just helped enact … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Congressman Young Betrays Iowans

Today, I was told that U.S. Rep­re­sen­ta­tive David Young is co-spon­­sor­ing fed­er­al leg­is­la­tion, H.R. 2920, that he has now been noti­fied cre­ates a direct, pos­i­tive con­flict with our state law. H.R. 2920 was writ­ten by U.S. Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Steve Cohen who rep­re­sents the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Chuck Grassley — a day late and a dollar short

Ear­li­er this year, Iowa legal­ized the cul­ti­va­tion of mar­i­jua­na for med­ical use, by a vote of 83–11 in the Iowa House and by a vote of 33–7 in the Iowa Sen­ate.  The bill was signed into law by our gov­er­nor … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Conversation with David Young on H.R.2920

On Mon­day, Decem­ber 11, 2017, I spoke with Con­gress­man Young about H.R.2920 (CARERS Act of 2017).  Con­gress­man Young is a co-spon­­sor of H.R.2920, and he was a co-spon­­sor of H.R.1538 (CARERS Act of 2015). Both the 2015 and 2017 ver­sions … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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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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