Iowa: Medical Marijuana Bill Dies In Senate

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  1. Monterey Bud

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    A bill to legalize medical marijuana was declared dead Monday in the Iowa Senate because of public safety worries and the possible unauthorized use by minors, despite pleas from several marijuana users who told personal stories of how the drug had helped them.

    Sen. Joe Bolkcom, D-Iowa City, who chaired a subcommittee considering Senate File 79, said after the meeting that it’s apparent the proposal doesn’t have enough support to win the full Senate Human Resources Committee’s approval.

    A similar bill has also stalled in the House amid strong opposition from conservative legislators.


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