Bills, Current Events, Politics, Rescheduling

[UPDATED 1-17] Two New Medical Cannabis Bills To Be Introduced in Iowa Legislature This Year

Stay tuned to this blog post for updates.

Over 1,000 Iowans have signed this petition to support medical cannabis. If you haven't signed yet, click this picture for link to petition.

Over 1,000 Iowans have signed this petition to support medical cannabis. If you haven’t signed yet, click this picture for link to petition.


Sources tell me a bill has been pre-filed this week that would remove cannabis from Schedule I. This bill would not create access to cannabis in any way, shape, or form (emphasis added).

A separate bill modeled after New Mexico’s program is in it’s draft phase. As I understand it, once complete, this draft will NOT be introduced into the Legislature. Instead, activists are going to take the draft to key Republicans and ask for their input. Once Republicans have a chance to make enough corrections to it so they can support it, then it will be introduced.

This is a huge improvement over past years, where we had a medical cannabis bill introduced with a caveat of “This has no shot of passing.”

I will update this blog post as more information comes through. Make sure you’re contacting your representatives and letting them know they care about this issue. If they don’t hear from you, they’ll assume you don’t care.

Follow WeedPress on Facebook for more information on statewide efforts in the Legislature this year.

UPDATE 1-17-14:

Apparently, contrary to what Senator Bolkcom told me on the phone last Saturday, the bills are now NOT going to be introduced for a couple of weeks. I have no idea why.

I am completely in the dark as to what is going on at the Capitol at this point in time.

I would like to see the text of these bills as well, but apparently, that’s just too much to ask.

I don’t get it. Are we in this to win it, or just to talk about winning it?

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Discussion

2 thoughts on “[UPDATED 1-17] Two New Medical Cannabis Bills To Be Introduced in Iowa Legislature This Year

  1. I think we need to burn the whole system down. We need a list of people willing to bring this subject out at the state fair, everyday of the fair. Pin their ass’s to the wall. Everyday they have the “Soap-box” we need to be there. Every political event, It’s an election year, lets stop pussyfooting around. I’m 50 years old, out of work and wanting to raise my voice. No more Brandstand/ No more Cleb/ End the repression !

    Posted by Wayne Cohn | January 18, 2014, 9:16 pm
  2. I don’t think the state senator knows any more than we do when it comes to legislation. That is why we have had no action in the past. I do believe that our local politicians, governor included, realize activists are coming to organize and that there is ongoing movement within the beltway in DC.

    Posted by laura poisel | January 23, 2014, 10:24 pm

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