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Iowa: Bill Pending to Reduce Marijuana Possession Penalties

Update: Members of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee passed the measure to the full Committee on February 28. Senate legislation is pending, SF 280, to reduce minor marijuana possession penalties involving the possession of five grams of marijuana or less. If passed, the measure would classify first time offenses from a serious misdemeanor, punishable by up … Continue reading »

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Iowa State University’s NORML Chapter Fought Back – and Won – in the 8th Circuit Court

The four-year feud between Iowa State University (ISU) and the student group NORML ISU has finally concluded with a victory for the marijuana reform advocacy group. The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled in favor of NORML ISU right to use a marijuana leaf and the logo of the school on their … Continue reading »

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Iowa: Legislation Pending to Establish Medical Cannabis Program

Legislation is pending, HF 199, to establish a statewide medical marijuana program. Under these proposals, qualified patients with intractable pain and other conditions would be able to obtain cannabis from state-licensed facilities.  A more narrow version of this program is proposed by separate legislation, HF 198. While the program proposed by the measures is a … Continue reading »

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Iowa: Urge Senator Grassley to Hold Hearing on CARERS Act

Senate legislation, S. 683: The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) Act, is pending before the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa. The senate measure seeks to strengthen statewide medical marijuana protections and impose various changes to federal law. Passage of this measure would permit qualified patients, doctors, … Continue reading »

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Iowa: Medical Marijuana Expansion Measure Killed

Senate legislation to expand the physician-authorized use and dispensing of marijuana-related products for therapeutic purposes was killed by members of the House of Representatives in a 31-63 failed vote.  Under a 2014 law, adolescents with intractable epilepsy, but no other qualifying condition, may possesses limited quantities of cannabidiol-extracted oils. The law provides no legal supply … Continue reading »

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