How Much Does Marijuana Impact Your Driving?

A rigorous federal research study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse offers new data on the effects of marijuana on driving performance.

IOWA:  A rigorous federal research study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse offers new data on the effects of marijuana on driving performance. The exact impact of marijuana on driving ability is a controversial subject—and it’s become more important states continue to loosen their drug laws. And, while drunk driving is on the decline Read the full article…

Iowa Officials Slow To Implement Medical Marijuana Oil Law

The state Department of Public Health has yet to issue a single marijuana registration card that's required under the law that passed last year.

IOWA:  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. The state Department of Public Health has yet to issue a single marijuana registration card that’s required under the law Read the full article…

Expansion Of Medical Marijuana Rule Sought In Iowa

With the 2015 session of the Iowa Legislature looming, advocates continue to push for measures that would loosen the restrictions on the use of marijuana or its derivatives in medical treatments.

IOWA:  Limited use of medical marijuana is legal in Iowa thanks to a law enacted earlier this year. Medical marijuana advocates are not satisfied, however, and continue to press for expansion of that law and other legal changes. With the 2015 session of the Iowa Legislature looming, advocates continue to push for measures that would loosen the Read the full article…

Board Hears Debate Over Reclassification Of Marijuana

A special marijuana review committee will decide if they recommend reclassifying marijuana to the Iowa Board of Pharmacy later this week.

IOWA:  An Iowa Board of Pharmacy committee listened to debate Monday over reclassifying marijuana. Reclassifying marijuana from Schedule 1, highly-abused drugs with no medical use, to Schedule 2, drugs that have medical use, could be a step toward legalizing medicinal marijuana production and distribution in the state. This is the next step proponents said must Read the full article…

Changes In Iowa Medical Marijuana Law Appear Unlikely

After listening to the parents' testimony, a special legislative committee voted 6-4 Thursday to recommend that Iowa allow a strictly regulated system of producing and distributing medical marijuana to approved patients.

IOWA:  Iowa is unlikely to expand its limited medical marijuana law soon, a leading legislator said. “I think we made the changes that we made last year, and we’ll want to see how it works” before debating the issue further, House Speaker Kraig Paulsen said. The Republican from Hiawatha said he doubted members of his Read the full article…