Iowa Medical Marijuana News
March 8th, 2015CEDAR FALLS | A coalition calling itself Iowans 4 Medical Cannabis will hold a public meeting Monday night in Cedar Falls to educate the public on the state’s medicinal marijuana laws and the scientific studies showing promise for using the drug to treat various diseases.
March 7th, 2015KIMT News 3 – We are well into the Iowa legislative session, and for lawmakers that means it’s time to zero in on their long list of goals and start narrowing things down.
March 5th, 2015Anamosa resident Jon Custis has been advocating for medical marijuana in Iowa. Along with other members of the Iowans 4 Medical Cannabis organization, Custis has spoken to lawmakers in Anamosa, Cedar Rapids and even Des Moines in the last few months.
February 27th, 2015It was the right vote at the right time. After a 70-minute debate Tuesday, the Iowa Senate voted 28-21 to raise the state fuel tax by 10 cents. The increases are from 19 cents to 29 cents per gallon for E10 ethanol blend; from 21 cents to 31 cents for unblended gasoline; and from 22.5 cents to 32.5 cents for all diesel. Some permit fees will be raised, pushing the estimated total of new Road Use Tax Fund (RUTF) revenues to more than $200 million annually.
January 12th, 2015Benton Mackenzie, an Iowa man who held an Oregon medical marijuana card and traveled to the state for medical cannabis, died Monday morning, reports the Quad-City Times.
January 4th, 2015DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials have been moving slowly to implement a law allowing for an extract of marijuana to be used for medical treatment, and advocates say they'll keep pressing for more access to the drug.
November 24th, 2014IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Police say an Iowa woman who was locked out of her apartment has been locked up after officers who helped her regain entry found pot plants and drug paraphernalia inside.
September 9th, 2014DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A dying Iowa man who grew marijuana to treat terminal cancer was sentenced to probation Tuesday, avoiding prison even as he defended his decision to violate the law.
August 26th, 2014DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Speakers at an administrative hearing on Tuesday said they're frustrated at the difficulty in obtaining a marijuana extract, despite a new law passed earlier this year.
August 25th, 2014We're ready to say, "OK, legalize it already." For the past few years — as we've advocated for a statewide regulatory system for medical marijuana — we've stopped short of advocating for legalizing the drug for recreational use. And we still think New Mexico's medical cannabis program would provide a workable model for how Iowa could help its citizens suffering from chronic illness without falling into the pitfalls of the programs in states such as California.
August 20th, 2014There will be no medical marijuana initiative in Oklahoma this year, Jeb Bush comes out against Florida's medical marijuana initiative, San Diego patients are trying a novel tack in their battle with the city, and more. Let's get to it:
July 27th, 2014DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A narrowly focused medical marijuana law just took effect in Iowa, but advocates are already looking to see how they can expand access to the drug for the chronically ill.
July 18th, 2014DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The parents of an Iowa man who says he grew marijuana to help treat his cancer no longer face charges.
July 16th, 2014A CBD cannabis oil bill becomes law in Missouri, the District of Columbia expands its medical marijuana program, Michigan prepares to improve its program, Berkeley will provide free medical marijuana for the poor and homeless, an LA medical marijuana farmers' market gets an injunction slapped on it, and more. Let's get to it:
June 30th, 2014Spurred by the stories of epileptic children being treated in Colorado with cannabis oil, lawmakers across the country this year have made a dramatic change in how they talk about marijuana.
May 31st, 2014An eastern Iowa man will not be allowed to use his rare cancer condition as a defense when he faces trial next week on charges in a marijuana-growing case.
May 30th, 2014DES MOINES — A small army of never-say-die parents and children — many in wheelchairs — impacted by epilepsy flooded the Capitol rotunda Friday to watch Gov. Terry Branstad sign a law giving them access to relief-providing cannabis oil that they didn't think was possible several months ago.
May 23rd, 2014JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad said Friday he will sign a bill legalizing the use of oil derived from marijuana to treat chronic epilepsy but hasn't made a decision on legislation that could change the scope of greyhound racing in the state.
May 14th, 2014Initiative signature-gathering campaigns are underway in Arkansas and Ohio and about to get underway in Oklahoma, the future of San Jose dispensaries remains unsettled, Minnesota lawmakers meet to search for a conference committee compromise, and more. Let's get to it:
May 7th, 2014A bid to ease access to medical marijuana for vets failed in Congress, but not by much; California continues to grapple with local regulation issues, limited CBD medical marijuana bills continue to prove popular, a Washington state family can't use a medical marijuana defense for growing medical marijuana, and more. Let's get to it: