MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Bipartisan Bill Requests Legalization Study

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Ten Iowa senators have introduced a resolution to study the feasibility of legalizing medical marijuana in the state.

Five republican and five democrats are sponsoring Senate Resolution 112.

The bill sites research that cannabis can help with symptoms associated with epilepsy, cancer, multiple sclerosis and HIV/AIDS.

The resolution will be sent to the Iowa Legislative Council which meets over the summer to consider request for interim studies.

The bill asks that the study be complete and a final report filed by December 30th.

14 comments

  • revraygreen (@revraygreen)

    Brad, I suggest you look into this….. http://www.chieftain.com/…/marijuana-ptsd-arizona-medical

    -So UA researchers petitioned the federal government for permission to conduct a small study and quickly received a nod from the FDA.

    But, as other researchers before them, the effort was stalled by other federal organizations.

    The only source for acquiring marijuana for research comes from a Mississippi farm overseen by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

    University of Arizona will conduct the study of 50 veterans, using several methods of administering the marijuana. – methods that include use involving smoking with THC under the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act…..

  • William Denison

    Whats the Governror have to say about this? Can the station get a comment from him? Its a waste of time. Hes not going to back it. Some folks are just trying to save their jobs this fall and doing the smoke and mirrors thing. After the fall elections med cannabis will be buried in this state for another 4 to 6 years. 4 years for Tea Bag Terry to leave and 2 more years for the shops to get up and running.

    • K Elizabeth

      Trust me, as parents of individuals who might benefit from this medicine – we will not let it die.

      • William Denison

        Under Tea Bag Terry parents,vets,elderly ect.. have no choice or voice.The only way to get med cannabis here is to vote out Iowas Tea Bag GOP.

    • revraygreen (@revraygreen)

      Bolkcom, Zaun and Courtney, the resolution was signed by Republican Sens. Amy Sinclair of Allerton, Ken Rozenboom of Oskaloosa, Charles Schneider of West Des Moines, and Michael Breitbach of Strawberry Point, as well as Democratic Sens. Jack Hatch and Matt McCoy of Des Moines, and William Dotzler of Waterloo.

  • jillian fontana

    Check out prayers for sophie on fb she is a little girl in California with inoperable brain tumor, she’s being treated with cannabis oil and her tumor is actually shrinking! her doctors are amazed and told her parents not to stop anything they’re doing! Cannabis oil attacks bad cell not good ones like chemotherapy! Ricky Lake is all doing a documentary called Weed The People and you can watch the trailer on YouTube.
    PLEASE DONT FOR GET cannabis oil help with Alzheimer’s too!!!!!!!

  • Brian Kelly B Bizzle

    Not studied long enough, you claim? Did you know Marijuana is perhaps the most studied therapeutic substance on Earth? It’s true:

    “Despite the US government’s nearly century-long prohibition of the plant, cannabis is nonetheless one of the most investigated therapeutically active substances in history. To date, there are over 20,000 published studies or reviews in the scientific literature referencing the cannabis plant and its cannabinoids, nearly half of which were published within the last five years according to a keyword search on PubMed Central, the US government repository for peer-reviewed scientific research. Over 1,450 peer-reviewed papers were published in 2013 alone. (By contrast, a keyword search of “hydrocodone,” a commonly prescribed painkiller, yields just over 600 total references in the entire body of available scientific literature.)”

    http://www.alternet.org/drugs/marijuana-one-most-scrupulously-researched-drugs-known-humanity-media-likes-pretend-pots

    Let’s Open Our Eyes, End The Lies, and Legalize Nationwide!

    When a loved one is in pain, wasting away unable to eat, and needs this marvelous herb in order to increase their appetite, reduce the overwhelming pain, and live as as healthy and happily as they can with the time they have left, let’s have the compassion to allow them to have it.

    Stop treating Medical Marijuana Patients like second rate citizens and common criminals by forcing them to the dangerous black market for their medicine.

    Risking incarceration to obtain the medicine you need is no way to be forced to live.

    Support Medical Marijuana Now!

    “[A] federal policy that prohibits physicians from alleviating suffering by prescribing marijuana for seriously ill patients is misguided, heavy-handed, and inhumane.” — Dr. Jerome Kassirer, “Federal Foolishness and Marijuana,” editorial, New England Journal of Medicine, January 30, 1997

    “[The AAFP accepts the use of medical marijuana] under medical supervision and control for specific medical indications.” — American Academy of Family Physicians, 1989, reaffirmed in 2001

    “[We] recommend … allow[ing] [marijuana] prescription where medically appropriate.” — National Association for Public Health Policy, November 15, 1998

    “Therefore be it resolved that the American Nurses Association will: — Support the right of patients to have safe access to therapeutic marijuana/cannabis under appropriate prescriber supervision.” — American Nurses Association, resolution, 2003

    “The National Nurses Society on Addictions urges the federal government to remove marijuana from the Schedule I category immediately, and make it available for physicians to prescribe. NNSA urges the American Nurses’ Association and other health care professional organizations to support patient access to this medicine.” — National Nurses Society on Addictions, May 1, 1995

    “[M]arijuana has an extremely wide acute margin of safety for use under medical supervision and cannot cause lethal reactions … [G]reater harm is caused by the legal consequences of its prohibition than possible risks of medicinal use.” — American Public Health Association, Resolution #9513, “Access to Therapeutic Marijuana/Cannabis,” 1995

    “When appropriately prescribed and monitored, marijuana/cannabis can provide immeasurable benefits for the health and well-being of our patients … We support state and federal legislation not only to remove criminal penalties associated with medical marijuana, but further to exclude marijuana/cannabis from classification as a Schedule I drug.” — American Academy of HIV Medicine, letter to New York Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, November 11, 2003

  • Sharkarra Todd

    I have epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. I believe legalizing marijuana may help aa lot of people s symptoms. I don’t know if it helps with tremors or other probls dealing with MS but there’s nothing wrong with trying to find out what affects it has. I don’t know how it would help epilepsy but if it helps stop seizures I think they should give some people a chance to be seizure free every now and then.

    • William Denison

      Sharkarra I’m so sorry about your illness’s. I to suffer from illness and know med cannabis would help me. There are just people out there that don’t care about you or me or anyone but themselfs. They are truly sicker then we are.

  • William Denison

    FYI After med cannabis was passed in Vegas back in 2000 they now 14 years later of kicking the can now are getting ready to open shop and start sales. Just 14 years of good people going to jail for being ill or just wanting to have a good time in Vagas.

  • caliboss

    the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING!!!13

    “any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death” – cali secret 420

    from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

    20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary….nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states…even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice…no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol…not 1….my turn, I gave you 20 years, watch and learn

    Deaths by Alcohol and Tobacco: Millions
    Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
    Deaths by Guns: Millions
    Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever…not only are we not free, they are killing my American family

    love and freedom forever

    AMERICA’S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS!!!33

  • Carl Olsen

    Better late than never. In 2010, the pharmacy board recommended rescheduling and an interim study committee. When the legislature ignored the pharmacy board, the pharmacy board recommended a medical cannabis program like New Mexico. So, here we are in 2014, and a rescheduling bill has been introduced, S.F. 2214; a medical cannabis program like New Mexico has been introduced, S.F. 2215; and an interim study committee resolution has been introduced, S.R. 112. We are the only state that got our state department of health to give our legislators guidance before enacting a medical marijuana program and this issue is going to be thoroughly vetted now.

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