STATE LEGISLATURE: Branstad Rules Out Marijuana Law Change

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Governor Branstad offered a preview of what he will and will not focus on during the next legislative session.

The governor says he has “modest” goals this year.

He plans to address bullying, to get more rural Iowans access to the internet and to support veterans.

Branstad will release more details in his Condition of the State address next week.

One issue he won’t be focused on is legalizing marijuana either for medical or recreational uses.

Branstad says he’s heard nothing but bad reports from Colorado lawmakers since the state became the first to allow retail marijuana sales.

Lawmakers from both parties agreed with the governor. They say there is no chance anything will happen with the issue this session.