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Industrial Hemp Bill Passed by Iowa Senate

Legislation to allow hemp to be legally grown in Iowa has been passed by the state’s full Senate. The Senate approved Senate File 2398 today in a unanimous 49  to 0 vote. Filed by Senator Tom Shipley, the measure would allow hemp to be grown by farmers and researched by state regents universities and the Department of Agriculture …

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Iowa Legislature Approves Measure Legalizing Distribution of Medical Cannabis Oil

In a last-minute deal Iowa lawmakers gave approval today to legislation to expand the state’s limited medical cannabis oil law that passed in 2014. House File 524 was approved by the House today at 3am (83 to 11), and was passed by the Senate exactly four hours later (33 to 7), sending it to Governor …

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Iowa Senate Votes to Legalize Medical Marijuana

A bill to legalize medical marijuana has been passed by Iowa’s Senate. Senate File 506 was passed Monday with a 45 to 5 vote, sending it to the House of Representatives for consideration. The proposal would drastically expand a state law that allows the medical use of cannabis oil to allow for the possession, use …

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Iowa Marijuana Possession Laws

Iowa 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 …

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Iowa Democratic Party Makes Legalizing All Drugs an Official Party Platform

In a surprise move, the Iowa Democratic Party at their annual convention on Sunday voted to make legalizing all drugs an official party platform, indicating that they support and will work towards it. In total, the Iowa Democrats adopted 563 official party planks, with “legalizing all drugs” being #293. Although elected Democrats are free to …

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Presidential Candidate Ben Carson Would “Intensify” War on Drugs

If elected president of the United States, neurosurgeon Ben Carson would not only continue the nation’s war on drugs, he would “intensify” it. In a recent interview with Glenn Beck on his radio show, Carson – who is leading second place Donald Trump by 9% in the first voting state of Iowa according to a …

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Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill Passed by Iowa Senate

The Iowa Senate voted Wednesday to pass Senate File 484, which would establish a comprehensive medical cannabis program that includes a system of state-licensed manufacturing centers and dispensaries. Under the proposed law, the Iowa Department of Health would be in charge of regulating and licensing medical cannabis dispensaries and production centers, and would be required …

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87% of Iowa Voters, 86% of Virginia Voters Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis

A new Quinnipiac University poll has found that an overwhelming majority of voters in Virginia and Iowa support legalizing medical cannabis. The poll also found strong support in those states – and Colorado – for the legalization of recreational cannabis. According to the poll released Tuesday, 87% of voters in Iowa support legalizing cannabis for …

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Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis Approved by Iowa’s Senate Ways and Means Committee

A proposal to legalize the medical use of cannabis, and to establish a system of dispensaries to distribute the medicine, has been approved by Iowa’s Senate Ways and Means Committee. The measure was approved earlier this month by the state’s Senate Human Resources Committee. If approved into law, the Senate Study Bill 1243 would allow …

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Iowa Senate Committee Approves Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill

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Iowa’s Senate 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 …

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