Medical Marijuana Legislation Reintroduced In Iowa
Legislation that seeks to legalize the physician-supervised use of medical marijuana was reintroduced this week in the Iowa legislature. The bill received subcommittee approval on Thursday, February 24, but must clear Senate Human Resources Committee next week before the March 4 deadline. You can contact the members of this Committee and urge them to vote on the bill prior to next week’s deadline here.
Senate File 266 would authorize qualified patients to use medical marijuana under a physicians’ supervision, and would allow licensed facilities to dispense it. You can read the full text of the bill here.
Fifteen states Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington and the District of Columbia have enacted laws protecting medical marijuana patients from state prosecution. There is no legitimate reason why Iowa patients should not be afforded these same legal protections.