Iowa To Study Medical Marijuana

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The Iowa Legislature will set up a committee to look at the issue of medical marijuana.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says if the committee comes
up with a workable plan, lawmakers could discuss the issue during
the 2011 session.

Last week, the Iowa Board of Pharmacy unanimously recommended that the Legislature legalize marijuana for medical uses.

McCarthy, a Des Moines Democrat, says the board's recommendation
means the issue deserves consideration. House Minority Leader Kraig
Paulsen, a Hiawatha Republican, says he has no objections.

Fourteen states have legalized medical marijuana.

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