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Carl’s Cannabis Corner, January 23, 2011

My guest is Jason Karimi, Author of WeedPress Blog .We will discuss efforts to find a sponsor for medical marijuana legislation in Iowa, as well as Jason’s role in co-founding Iowa Patients for Medical Marijuana and the effort to establish a Board of Directors for the organization. We will also discuss: SSB 1016 – Iowa … Continue reading

Iowa State Police Association Lobbying for Removal of Marijuana From Schedule I

While looking at lobbyist declarations for the Iowa Board of Pharmacy’s SSB 1016 (removal of marijuana from schedule I to two to recognize “medically accepted use in the United States”), I saw something interesting: the Iowa State Police Association, previously “Undecided,” is now “For” the bill. Senate Study Bill 1016, this year’s annual Iowa Board … Continue reading

Obama: Legalizing Drugs Worthy of Debate

Obama didn’t say anything truly spectacular. He is still against legalization. At least he acknowledged the question, rather than laughing it off. Nice change of rhetoric, Mr. President. Much appreciated. Now, where’s the Change?

Clel Baudler’s Bill? Not A Problem!

This Wednesday, January 26th, at 9:15AM, there will be a subcommittee hearing on House Study Bill 4, in room 102 of the Supreme Court Consult Room for Public Safety. Follow this link to track the bill’s progress: http://tinyurl.com/6ey9ht This bill, introduced by Clel Baudler, is great news for us. There are 31 lobbyists registered for … Continue reading

An open letter to Iowa Senate President Jack Kibbie

Jack Kibbie PO Box 190 Emmetsburg, IA, 50536 December 26, 2010 Mr. Kibbie, Democrat I am writing to ask you to elaborate on some statements regarding the medical use of marijuana. According to radioiowa.com’s December 23rd article “Key leaders say legislature unlikely to legalize medical marijuana,” you said “Many years ago I think I co-sponsored … Continue reading

DEA Names Marijuana Policy Project #1 Enemy

WeedPress sidenote: Reading the DEA position on marijuana that highlights the MPP, it’s interesting to see just how much reform victories have come about these past couple of years. Thanks, DEA, for brightening my mood and helping me realize just how badly you liars are getting whooped, now that the facts are rolling in. Gotta … Continue reading

Iowa Board of Pharmacy Bill expected to pass, and other news

Looks like the Iowa Board of Pharmacy’s bill to reschedule marijuana has a lot of support. Three registered lobbyists from the Iowa Medical Society support the bill. Numerous law enforcement lobbyists are listed as undecided. After the November 2nd elections, the newly elected majority leader went the opposite way of Kevin McCarthy’s statements about not … Continue reading

Jury refuses to convict Montana man for marijuana possession

Iowa Public Radio covers medical marijuana

http://iowapublicradio.org/newsroom.php Medical Marijuana Legislation 01/05/11 filed by Jeneane Beck Advocates of medical marijuana are gearing up for the start of the Legislative Session hoping to convince State Lawmakers to reclassify the drug. Leaders of both political parties have already expressed an unwillingness to legalize pot for medicinal purposes. But Iowa Public Radio’s Jeneane Beck reports … Continue reading

Iowa Public Radio covers medical marijuana

Medical Marijuana Legislation.   Medical Marijuana Legislation 01/05/11 filed by Jeneane Beck Advocates of medical marijuana are gearing up for the start of the Legislative Session hoping to convince State Lawmakers to reclassify the drug. Leaders of both political parties have already expressed an unwillingness to legalize pot for medicinal purposes. But Iowa Public Radio’s … Continue reading