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Update on May 20, 2015

An amendment to H-1365 (H-1379) was filed on May 20, 2015, by Representative Bob Kressig from Black Hawk County, but it was ruled non-germane on March 20, 2015.  H-1365 is mostly the same as HF 567 without the Senate amendment (S-3148). So, the net result here is that the Republicans have successfully killed both SF 484 and the Senate Amendment to HF 567 (S-3148).
Senate File 484 (SF 484) would create 12 dispensaries in Iowa, add conditions to the list of conditions which marijuana can be used to treat, and add components of marijuana that were not included in last year's Medical Cannabidiol Act. An amendment was added to reschedule marijuana (S-3123) at the state level, but the amendment fails to address federal scheduling.  The amendment passed by a vote of 44-0-6.  SF 484, as amended, passed in the Iowa Senate on April 15, 2015, by a vote of 26-19-5. Here are two amendments my senator had drafted by the Legislative Services Agency, but neither of them got filed: Amendment 1, Amendment 2
House File 567 (HF 567) (scheduling of other controlled substances) was passed in the House on March 17, 2015, and amended by the Senate on May 5, 2015.  The amendment corrects the classification of marijuana and reduces some of the penalties for unauthorized use.  Amendment S-3148 reclassifies marijuana at the state level, but fails to address federal scheduling.  HF 567 was messaged to the House on May 6, 2015, and the Senate amendment is now H-1340.
An amendment to HF 573 (H-1070) was filed on March 11, 2015, by Representive Vicki S. Lensing from Johnson County, but it was withdrawn on March 12, 2015.
In 2014, Iowa enacted a bill allowing cannabidiol to be recommended for epilepsy by a neurologist, but that bill does not provide any means of production or access.  The new law expires on July 1, 2017.  Cannabidiol is an extract from the marijuana plant.  Marijuana is a schedule 1 controlled substance, a classification more restrictive than the classification of opium plants.
In order to grow marijuana and produce the cannibidiol, marijuana needs to be in a less restrictive classification such as the same classification opium plants are in (prescription morphine is extracted from opium plants).  Opium plants are a schedule 2 controlled substance, both at the state and federal level.
Reclassifying marijuana to at least schedule 2 is a necessary step toward federal reclassification.  Please read the December 17, 2014, position statement of the American Academy of Neurology requesting the reclassification of marijuana to schedule 2.  And, please read the January 20, 2015, position statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics requesting the reclassification of marijuana to schedule 2.
Apparently this is difficult to understand.  On January 5, the Iowa Board of Pharmacy voted to recommend marijuana be in the same classification as opium plants.  Unfortunately, the pharmacy board incorrectly thought that opium plants are in schedule 1.  The pharmacy board has never been asked to reclassify a plant before.  We filed for reconsideration of that decision and the pharmacy board has denied it.  We prepared a written statement to the board, along with the two attached articles: The Register's Editorial: Iowa should fix its cannabis oil problem, not Illinois; and Radio Iowa: Branstad rapped for comments about getting cannabis oil from Illinois.

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This site is not intended to provide legal or medical advice. We are not a medical marijuana provider. We do not give patient referals. We are simply providing links to information which may assist you in doing your own research.
May 20, 2015
KGAN TV 2 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
SPECIAL REPORT: Hope for Maggie
May 14, 2015
Newton Daily News - Newton, Iowa
Legislature still deadlocked on school funding
May 11, 2015
WOI TV 5 - Ames, Iowa
Iowans Move Across State Lines for Medical Cannabis
May 10, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Marijuana laws need to follow established process
May 5, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Sick Iowans deserve real discussion on marijuana
May 5, 2015
KCRG TV 9 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Iowa lawmakers differ on drug law changes
May 5, 2015
Waterloo Courier - Waterloo, Iowa
Lawmakers differ on Iowa drug law changes
May 2, 2015
KCAU TV 9 - Sioux City, Iowa
Hundreds Gather For Marijuana Rally at the State Capitol
May 2, 2015
WHO TV 13 - Des Moines, Iowa
Crowd Marches for Marijuana Reform
May 2, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowans rally for statewide marijuana legalization
April 30, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Stalled medical marijuana bill causes acrimony at Iowa Capitol
April 29, 2015
KGCW TV 4 - Rock Island, Illinois
Last push for expanded cannabis oil bill
April 28, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Paulsen: House will not consider medical marijuana bill
April 27, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Bolkcom pleads for Iowa House vote on medical marijuana
April 27, 2015
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Iowa lawmakers still stumped on medicinal marijuana
April 20, 2015
KSOM Radio - Atlantic, Iowa
Medical Marijuana Bill heads to the Iowa house for debate
April 20, 2015
Daily Iowegian - Centerville, Iowa
State Sen. Ken Rozenboom Newsletter
April 20, 2015
KNIA/KRLS - Knoxville/Pella, Iowa
Sinclair Feels Medical Marijuana Act has Too Many Loopholes
April 18, 2015
Tom Courtney - Burlington, Iowa
SAFE, SECURE MEDICAL CANNABIS FOR SUFFERING IOWANS
April 18, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Cannabis shouldn't wait for federal government
April 18, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
FDA decision on marijuana is unfeasible
April 18, 2015
KNIA/KRLS - Knoxville/Pella, Iowa
Local Senator Votes Against Medical Marijuana Expansion in Iowa
April 17, 2015
Ames Tribune - Ames, Iowa
Lawmakers discuss school funding, medical marijuana
April 17, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Petersen: Safe medical cannabis for suffering Iowans
April 17, 2015
Daily Nonpareil - Council Bluffs, Iowa
Too little, too late in the session for medical marijuana
April 16, 2015
KCAU TV 9 - Sioux City, Iowa
Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst Speaks On Medical Marijuana Bill
April 15, 2015
Daily Nonpareil - Council Bluffs, Iowa
Iowa Senate approves more medical marijuana uses; House says not so fast
April 15, 2015
KCCI TV 8 - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa Senate approves expanded medical marijuana bill
April 15, 2015
Iowa Public Radio - Johnston, Iowa
Senate Approves Medical Marijuana but House Will Not
April 15, 2015
KCRG TV 9 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Expanded medical cannabis bill clears Iowa Senate
April 15, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa Senate OKs medical marijuana, but likely dead in House
April 15, 2015
Radio Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa
Quinnipiac poll shows Iowans have split views on marijuana use
April 13, 2015
Sioux City Journal - Sioux City, Iowa
Research under way to test marijuana extract for epilepsy
April 11, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
The Register's Editorial: It's the feds' responsibility to legalize drugs
April 7, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa lawmaker: Medical marijuana is an FDA decision
April 7, 2015
Radio Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa
About four dozen march at statehouse for medical marijuana law
April 7, 2015
KCAU TV 9 - Sioux City, Iowa
Supporters Of Medical Cannabis In Iowa March At Statehouse
April 7, 2015
KCCI TV 8 - Des Moines, Iowa
Fight to expand state's cannabis program continues
April 7, 2015
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Medical marijuana advocates march at Iowa Capitol
April 7, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Ailing Iowans urge Legislature to legalize medical marijuana
April 6, 2015
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Iowa rally to support medical marijuana bill
April 6, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa Senate weighs debate on medical marijuana
April 4, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Families wait for proven help from medical cannabis
March 30, 2015
KIMT TV 3 - Mason City, Iowa
Medical Marijuana Bill expansion making progress
March 29, 2015
Daily Iowan - Iowa City, Iowa
Medical marijuana bill may go up in smoke
March 29, 2015
Daily Nonpareil - Council Bluffs, Iowa
Too little, too late on medical marijuana
March 26, 2015
Radio Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa
Senate committee votes 9-5 in favor of medical marijuana bill
March 26, 2015
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Medical marijuana bill advances in Iowa
March 26, 2015
KCRG TV 9 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Medical marijuana bill moves ahead in Iowa Senate
March 26, 2015
KCCI TV 8 - Des Moines, Iowa
Other conditions added to new medical marijuana bill
March 26, 2015
WHO TV 13 - Des Moines, Iowa
Medical Cannabis Bill Moves To Senate Floor
March 26, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Medical marijuana bill moved ahead by Senate Democrats
March 16, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Hemp-oil sales begin, despite medical-marijuana ban
March 12, 2015
The Courier - Waterloo, Iowa
Iowa medical marijuana law desperately needs upgrading
March 11, 2015
Radio Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa
Vander Plaats backs cannabis oil production, dispensing in Iowa
March 11, 2015
KGAN TV 2 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Iowa Conservative Backs Medical Marijuana
March 11, 2015
KGAN TV 2 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
New Medical Cannabis Bill Advances
March 11, 2015
Daily Iowan - Iowa City, Iowa
Medical marijuana bill moves forward in Senate
March 11, 2015
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Iowa Democrats propose new medical marijuana program
March 11, 2015
WHO Radio - Des Moines, Iowa
Medical Marijuana Opponent Speaks Out
March 11, 2015
SW Iowa News - Atlantic, Iowa
Senate panel backs effort to expand medical marijuana access
March 11, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Vander Plaats: Legalize cannabis oil production in Iowa
March 11, 2015
WHO TV 13 - Des Moines, Iowa
Bob Vander Plaats Speaks in Support of Medical Cannabis
March 10, 2015
Racoon Valley Radio - Jefferson, Iowa
State Representative Baudler on Medical Marijuana
March 10, 2015
The Courier - Waterloo, Iowa
Families, vets at C.F. forum want medical marijuana law revised
March 9, 2015
WHO TV 13 - Des Moines, Iowa
Appeal on Marijuana Reclassification Denied by Pharmacy Board
March 9, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Schneider: First funnel week deadline passes
March 9, 2015
Radio Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa
Pharmacy board denies request to reclassify marijuana
March 9, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Medical marijuana request rebuffed by pharmacy board
March 9, 2015
KIMT TV 3 - Mason City, Iowa
Bills live and die in Iowa Legislature after first funnel
March 8, 2015
Daily Sentinel - Le Mars, Iowa
CBD oil applications available
March 8, 2015
The Courier - Waterloo, Iowa
Meeting slated for Monday on medical marijuana
March 7, 2015
Globe Gazette - Mason City, Iowa
Reschedule medical marijuana (Editor's Inbox)
March 6, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Poll graphic implies medical marijuana is a slippery slope
March 6, 2015
Storm Lake Times - Storm Lake, Iowa
Fix the cannabis law
March 5, 2015
Journal-Eureka - Anamosa, Iowa
Anamosa veteran battles to legalize medical marijuana
March 5, 2015
The Gazette - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Change the law, Governor Branstad
March 4, 2015
KWQC TV 6 - Davenport, Iowa
Bill could expand medical marijuana in Iowa
March 4, 2015
Daily Iowan - Iowa City, Iowa
Medical marijuana bill introduced in Iowa
March 3, 2015
Sioux City Journal - Sioux City, Iowa
Democrats seek to expand medical marijuana in Iowa
March 3, 2015
WOI TV 5 - Ames, Iowa
New Bill for Medical Cannabis
March 3, 2015
WHO TV 13 - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa Could Expand Access to Medical Cannabis
March 3, 2015
KCCI TV 8 - Des Moines, Iowa
What state leaders are saying about proposed cannabis oil bill
March 2, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Forbes: Industrial hemp might be right for Iowa farmers
March 2, 2015
Radio Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa
Governor discusses gas tax, cannabis oil and employee pay
February 27, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Medical marijuana support is growing, Iowa Poll shows
February 27, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
New medical marijuana cards draw trickle of applicants
February 26, 2015
WQAD TV 8 - Davenport, Iowa
Muscatine nurse working to expand medical marijuana in Iowa
February 26, 2015
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Iowa needs its own medical cannabis solution
February 26, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
The Register's Editorial: Iowa should fix its cannabis oil problem, not Illinois
February 25, 2015
The Courier - Waterloo, Iowa
Waverly native seeks cannabidiol expansion
February 25, 2015
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Musser Public Library to host medical cannabis discussion
February 24, 2015
Muscatine Journal - Muscatine, Iowa
Muscatine nurse talks about cannabis
February 24, 2015
The Gazette - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Iowa should enact a sensible medical cannabis law
February 24, 2015
The Iowa Statesman - Des Moines, Iowa
Senate bills would reclassify marijuana
February 24, 2015
KWQC TV 6 - Davenport, Iowa
Mom says cannabis oil helping QCA girl with cancer
February 24, 2015
Iowa Public Radio - Johnston, Iowa
Iowa Senator: "Not a single patient has been helped" by cannabis oil policy
February 23, 2015
Radio Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa
Branstad rapped for comments about getting cannabis oil from Illinois
February 22, 2015
KCCI TV 8 - Des Moines, Iowa
Branstad's cannabis oil idea faces roadblocks
February 22, 2015
Sioux City Journal - Sioux City, Iowa
LETTER: Opponents of medical cannabis: Uninformed, afraid
February 20, 2015
Globe Gazette - Mason City, Iowa
Residents tell legislators: Legalize medical cannabis
February 18, 2015
KGAN TV 2 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Medical Marijuana: Stories of Hope
February 16, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Patients seek legal marijuana for more ailments
February 14, 2015
KCCI TV 8 - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa family using medical marijuana hopes to return home
February 9, 2015
WHO TV 13 - Des Moines, Iowa
Hemp Oil Giving Iowa Woman Her Life Back
February 7, 2015
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Family, friends celebrate Mackenzie's life
February 7, 2015
KIMT TV 3 - Mason City, Iowa
Medical marijuana advocates speak out
February 6, 2015
KIMT TV 3 - Mason City, Iowa
Medical marijuana advocacy group set to meet
February 6, 2015
The Courier - Waterloo, Iowa
Cedar Falls family mounts effort to access cannabidiol for daughter
January 28, 2015
KGAN TV 2 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Continuing the Fight for Cannabis Oil
January 25, 2015
Press Citizen - Iowa City, Iowa
Iowa NORML holds Iowa City’s first outreach meeting
January 24, 2015
KIMT TV 3 - Mason City, Iowa
Lawmakers speak out on cannabis oil laws in Iowa
January 24, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
UI expert believes marijuana extract could help reduce seizures in some patients
January 24, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Despite law, Iowans lack way to get medical marijuana
January 20, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa lawmakers study changes for medical marijuana
January 18, 2015
KGAN TV 2 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Expanding Iowa Marijuana Law
January 16, 2015
Press-Citizen - Iowa City, Iowa
Iowa patients’ need for medical marijuana is real
January 16, 2015
The Courier - Waterloo, Iowa
Medicinal marijuana advocate describes son’s devastating seizures
January 14, 2015
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
A remarkable life
January 13, 2015
KGAN TV 2 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Cannabis Not in Speech, On Minds
January 13, 2015
Globe Gazette - Mason City, Iowa
Family mourns Iowa medical marijuana advocate's death
January 13, 2015
KCAU TV 9 - Sioux City, Iowa
Iowa Families Still Unable To Access Cannabis Oil, Despite New Law
January 12, 2015
KGAN TV 2 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Benton Mackenzie Loses Battle With Cancer
January 12, 2015
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Benton Mackenzie dies after fight with cancer
January 12, 2015
WQAD TV 8 - Davenport, Iowa
Local man dies after living at center of medical marijuana debate
January 10, 2015
Globe Gazette - Mason City, Iowa
Iowans still waiting for access to medical marijuana oil
January 8, 2015
Daily News - Newton, Iowa
Will Iowa Legalize Cannabis?
January 8, 2015
Radio Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa
Cannabis oil debate may resume in 2015 legislature
January 8, 2015
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Iowans still seek relief
January 5, 2015
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Marijuana oil should be reclassified, regulators say
January 5, 2015
Daily Sentinel - LeMars, Iowa
Marijuana laws changing, causing confusion
January 5, 2015
WHO TV 13 - Des Moines, Iowa
Pharmacy Board Recommends Cannabis Oil Be Schedule II
January 4, 2015
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Davenport boy part of FDA-approved cannabis study
January 4, 2015
KCCI TV 8 - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa officials slow to implement medical marijuana oil law
January 4, 2015
Daily Nonpareil - Council Bluffs, Iowa
Problems in legalizing marijuana
January 3, 2015
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Iowa medical marijuana reform helping no one
January 3, 2015
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
'You're labeled as a drug seeker'
January 3, 2015
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
'I know how it helps me'
January 3, 2015
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
'It gets you away from not really coping'
January 3, 2015
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Benton Mackenzie
January 3, 2015
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
'They want Mommy to get better'
January 3, 2015
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
'I'm not living life, just existing'
January 3, 2015
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
'I've never said, 'Why me?''
December 17, 2014
KGAN TV 2- Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Lawmaker Looks to Expand Cannabis Law
December 17, 2014
Radio Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa
Group will push legislature for medical marijuana law
December 16, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Medical marijuana activists push for workable bill
December 16, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Group calls to expand Iowa medical cannabis law
December 16, 2014
KCCI TV 8 - Des Moines, Iowa
Group calls on lawmakers to take medical cannabis next step
December 16, 2014
KCRG TV 9 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Group forms to lobby for safe and regulated medical marijuana access
November 23, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Medical marijuana advocates in Iowa hope for more
November 23, 2014
Sioux City Journal - Sioux City, Iowa
Expansion of medical marijuana rule sought in Iowa
November 19, 2014
Iowa Public Radio - Johnston, Iowa
Pharmacy Board Tables Marijuana Question Until January
November 19, 2014
The Gazette - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Iowa board delays decision on reclassifying marijuana
November 19, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Medical marijuana discussion tabled by pharmacy board
November 19, 2014
KCCI TV 8 - Des Moines, Iowa
Board considers changing Iowa's rules on marijuana
November 19, 2014
KCRG TV 9 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Iowa board delays decision on reclassifying marijuana
November 19, 2014
WHO TV 13 - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa Board of Pharmacy Tables Marijuana Decision
November 19, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Medical marijuana gets another chance
November 18, 2014
KGAN TV 2 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Medical Marijuana under the Microscope
November 17, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Pharmacy regulators hear testimony on medical marijuana
November 17, 2014
KCRG TV 9 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
State board to again consider marijuana reclassification
November 17, 2014
KCCI TV 8 - Des Moines, Iowa
Board hears debate over reclassification of marijuana
November 17, 2014
WHO TV 13 - Des Moines, Iowa
Pharmacy Board Hears Case for Marijuana Reclassification
November 17, 2014
KCCI TV 8 - Des Moines, Iowa
Committee reviews how to classify marijuana in Iowa
November 16, 2014
The Gazette - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Epilepsy foundation awards Iowa City lawmaker’s efforts
November 7, 2014
The Daily Iowans - Iowa City, Iowa
Bolkcom talks medical marijuana ahead of session
November 4, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Medical marijuana gets fresh look from pharmacy board
October 17, 2014
Iowa Watchdog - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa law makes marijuana oil legal to possess but impossible to get
October 10, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Hatch: Iowa should allow medical marijuana distribution
September 28, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Smith disappoints on cannabis vote
September 26, 2014
The Courier - Waterloo, Iowa
Legislative candidates disagree on marijuana, minimum wage
September 19, 2014
KDSM TV 17- Des Moines, Iowa
Grimes Woman Wants Iowa’s Marijuana Law Expanded
September 16, 2014
KGAN TV 2- Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Convicted IA Man in OR for Cannabis
September 16, 2014
The Gazette - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Playing doctor at the Capitol
September 15, 2014
Radio Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa
Hatch says new cannabis oil law ‘needs more work’
September 15, 2014
Muscatine Journal - Muscatine, Iowa
Branstad: Medical marijuana plans deserve a look — cautiously
September 15, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Stop Iowa's reefer madness
September 14, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Changes in medical marijuana law appear unlikely
September 12, 2014
KJAN Radio - Atlantic, Iowa
Iowa committee backs legalizing medical marijuana
September 12, 2014
WHO TV 13 - Des Moines, Iowa
Company Offers Solutions To Iowa’s Cannabis Law
September 11, 2014
Sioux City Journal - Sioux City, Iowa
Iowa legislative panel supports medical pot change
September 11, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Panel backs medical-marijuana production
September 11, 2014
Fox TV 28 - Cedar Falls, Iowa
Cannabidiol Stands to Change Lives
September 11, 2014
North Iowa Today - Mason City, Iowa
Iowa Senator asks if state’s marijuana law is working as intended
September 11, 2014
Northern Iowan - Cedar Falls, Iowa
Cannabis law makes use impossible
September 10, 2014
Radio Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa
Debate over implementing Iowa’s cannabis oil law continues
September 10, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Demonstrators rally for Mackenzie
September 9, 2014
New York Post - New York, NY
Cancer patient avoids prison for growing marijuana
September 9, 2014
Associated Press
Cancer patient avoids prison for growing marijuana
September 9, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Dying Iowan convicted of drug charges gets probation
September 9, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Mackenzies sentenced to probation
September 8, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Pot-growing cancer patient hopes for probation
September 6, 2014
The Dispatch - Moline, Illinois
Cancer-stricken Mackenzie prepares for pot sentencing
September 2, 2014
Globe Gazette - Mason City, Iowa
More comprehensive medical marijuana law needed (Globe Gazette editorial)
August 26, 2014
The Courier - Waterloo, Iowa
Families, patients frustrated with Iowa medical marijuana law
August 26, 2014
KCRG TV 9 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Dubuque Family Frustrated by Lack of Progress on Cannabis Oil Law
August 26, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Medical marijuana 'light years away' for Iowa families
August 13, 2014
KTIV TV 4 - Sioux City, Iowa
LAW REVIEW: Making sense of Iowa's medical marijuana law
August 13, 2014
Radio Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa
Six Iowa locations for public hearing on new cannabis oil law
July 14, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Iowa man seeks court help in getting marijuana reclassified
Iowans for Medical Marijuana began in 1990 when Carl Olsen and two Iowans who receive marijuana legally from the federal government, George McMahon and Barbara Douglass, decided to form an organization to educate Iowans about the medical benefits of cannabis. George and Barbara are also original directors of POT's Board of Directors (Patients Out of Time) (www.medicalcannabis.com), a Virginia based, national medical cannabis educational organization created in 1995. Carl Olsen is also an original member of POT's Board of Advisors.
    In 2006, Iowans for Medical Marijuana incorporated in the state of Iowa for the specific purpose of presenting evidence to the Iowa Board of Pharmacy on marijuana's accepted medical use in treatment in the United States, because state and federal schedule I prohibit anything with accepted medical use in treatment in the United States from being included in that classification.
    In 2008, with the assistance of the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa (www.aclu-ia.org) and Patients Out of Time, we petitioned the Iowa Board of Pharmacy to find that the current classification of marijuana is unlawful.

    National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) - November 12, 2010
    Iowa Board Approved Medical Marijuana Recommendation to Legislature
    National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) - March 3, 2010
    Iowa Board of Pharmacy Recommends Classifying Marijuana as Schedule II Drug

    In 2010, the Iowa Board of Pharmacy ruled unanimously that marijuana is medicine and is no longer lawfully classified.