Iowa Marijuana Possession Laws

Iowa Marijuana Possession LawsIowa Marijuana Possession Laws:

 

Any amount not deemed for distribution purposes – 1st offense:

Penalty: Misdemeanor with up to 6 months in jail and/or a maximum fine of $1,000.

 

Any amount not deemed for distribution purposes – 2nd offense:

Penalty: Misdemeanor with up to 1 year in jail and/or a maximum fine of $1,875.

 

Any amount not deemed for distribution purposes – 3rd and subsequent offenses:

Penalty: Aggravated misdemeanor with up to 2 years in prison, and/or a maximum fine of $6,250.

 

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Iowa Senate Committee Approves Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill

Cannabis Initiative

Iowa’s Senate cannabisohyeah Human Resources Committee has approved a bill to legalize the possession and distribution of cannabis for medical purposes.

The measure would go considerably further than a medical cannabis bill approved by lawmakers in 2014, which allows for the possession and use of CBD (cannabidiol) oil for those with epilepsy, but doesn’t authorize a means for patients to legally procure the medicine. This new proposal would legalize more than just CBD oil by allowing those with multiple conditions, including HIV/AIDS, cancer and multiple sclerosis, to possess and use cannabis.

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Iowa Senate Passes Bill to Reduce Penalties for Cannabis Possession

Iowa’s Senate marylandhas voted 36 to 13 to pass Senate File 219, a measure to significantly reduce the penalty for possessing small amounts of cannabis. The proposal now heads to the state’s House of Representatives.

Senate Filed 219 would reduce the penalty for possessing up to 5 grams of cannabis, making it a minor misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail. Under current Iowa law, possessing up to 5 grams of cannabis is punishable by up to 6 months in jail.

Read moreIowa Senate Passes Bill to Reduce Penalties for Cannabis Possession