Bills, Current Events, Legal, Politics

Rescheduling marijuana does not mean legalization

Carl Olsen’s letter to Rep Kevin McCarthy explains the difference between removing marijuana’s Schedule I status, and legalization.

“Nobody should be asking why we need to transfer marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule II in Iowa, because the law says that decision should be based on a scientific review of marijuana to be made by the pharmacy board. That is the sole reason for the change. The law says this is the reason for the change.”

Legislators need to understand this clearly. The Iowa BOP is not recommending implementation of a medical marijuana program in their rescheduling bill. They are only recommending that the Legislature recognize marijuana’s medical value. This is a major victory for patients, doctors, and rehab counselors trying to understand marijuana’s scientific data.

Full letter can be seen on WeedPress: http://wp.me/PLB4e-jS

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