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.