Iowa Medical Marijuana News

Iowa: Meeting Slated For Monday On Medical Marijuana

CEDAR 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.

Iowa: Iowa Lawmakers Weed Out Bills During Funnel Week


March 7th, 2015
KIMT 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.

Iowa: Anamosa Veteran Battles To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Journal Eureka

March 5th, 2015
Anamosa 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.

Iowa: The Johnson Report

The Daily Reporter

February 27th, 2015
It 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.

Iowa: Benton Mackenzie, Iowa Man And Oregon Medical Marijuana Patient, Dies

The Oregonian

January 12th, 2015
Benton 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.

Iowa: Iowa Officials Slow To Implement Medical Marijuana Oil Law

San Francisco Chronicle

January 4th, 2015
DAVENPORT, 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.

Iowa: Iowa Woman Locked Up After Locked Out Of Home

ABC 6 News

November 24th, 2014
IOWA 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.

Iowa: Cancer Patient Avoids Prison For Growing Marijuana

The San Diego Union-Tribune

September 9th, 2014
DAVENPORT, 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.

Iowa: Speakers - Iowa's Medical Marijuana Law Needs Work

San Francisco Chronicle

August 26th, 2014
DES 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.

Iowa: Overhaul Iowa's Marijuana Laws

The Sacramento Bee

August 25th, 2014
We'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.

Iowa: Medical Marijuana Update

Drug War Chronicle

August 20th, 2014
There 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:

Iowa: Advocates Hope For Broader Medical Marijuana Law

San Francisco Chronicle

July 27th, 2014
DES 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.

Iowa: Iowa Medical Marijuana Suspects No Longer Charged

San Francisco Chronicle

July 18th, 2014
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The parents of an Iowa man who says he grew marijuana to help treat his cancer no longer face charges.

Iowa: Medical Marijuana Update

Drug War Chronicle

July 16th, 2014
A 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:

Iowa: Lawmakers In 11 States Approve Low-THC Medical Marijuana Bills

The Denver Post

June 30th, 2014
Spurred 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.

Iowa: Iowa Man Denied Medical Marijuana-Use Defense

Times Union

May 31st, 2014
An 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.

Iowa: Branstad Signs Cannabis Oil, HIV Transmission Bills

Quad-City Times

May 30th, 2014
DES 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.

Iowa: Branstad Promises To Sign Medical Marijuana Bill

San Francisco Chronicle

May 23rd, 2014
JOHNSTON, 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.

Iowa: Medical Marijuana Update

Drug War Chronicle

May 14th, 2014
Initiative 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:

Iowa: Medical Marijuana Update

Drug War Chronicle

May 7th, 2014
A 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: