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Iowa Medical Marijuana Group Says Time Is Running Out On Bill

Iowa Medical Marijuana Group Says Time Is Running Out On Bill

By Zachary Babin - March 22, 2016

Iowa Medical Marijuana Group

Associated Press  DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Supporters of legislation that would expand access to medical marijuana in Iowa say lawmakers are running out of time this session to pass the bill.
This Iowa medical marijuana group known as Iowans 4 Medical Cannabis held a rally Tuesday outside the Capitol in support of a marijuana bill introduced earlier this session. They called out leaders in the Republican-controlled House, which currently has control of the measure.

Organizers say time is running out to take action on the bill, which would create a system for manufacturing, dispensing and possessing medical marijuana in Iowa. It could require approval in at least two more legislative committees and chamber votes before Gov. Terry Branstad would review it.

A message for House Republican leaders was not immediately returned Tuesday.

Iowans for Medical Cannabis is a broad coalition of Iowans suffering from a wide range of debilitating conditions as well as their caregivers, family members, physicians, and fellow Iowans. This coalition supports a comprehensive medical cannabis program that allows for the production, distribution, and possession of medical cannabis in Iowa for qualifying medical conditions.

Associated Press