Legalization of CBD Oils

Cannabidiol (CBD) oils, made from extracts of the marijuana plant’s leaves, have been shown effective in treating seizures. Accordingly, state laws legalizing such treatments are springing up all over the country—including in states like Utah, Arkansas and Iowa where you’d least expect medical marijuana legislation to pass.
In addition to these CBD-oils-only laws, it could be argued that use of CBD oils is a form of “useable marijuana” made legal under state medical marijuana laws—especially in the majority of medical marijuana states that define “useable marijuana” to include the leaves, buds and flowers of the marijuana plant and

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How Much Money Could Your State Make by Legalizing Cannabis?

How does $3,098,866,907 sound? That’s how much tax revenue could be collected if all 50 states legalized and imposed their normal state sales tax plus a modest…




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State Pharmacy Board Considers Rescheduling Marijuana

The Iowa Board of Pharmacy is considering a proposal to recommend that state lawmakers and the governor reclassify marijuana from a Schedule I…

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The New Marijuana Map

The November 4 elections changed the landscape of marijuana legalization. Here’s a visual rundown of…


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Legal Growing in Iowa Remains a Long Shot for 2014

A new law gives Iowans the right to use cannabidiol to treat epilepsy but provides no way for patients to get it. In September, a bi-partisan committee voted…

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Medical Marijuana Comes to Iowa—Sort of

By Glenn Demby  bio
You know medical marijuana is hot when it starts showing up in heartland states like Iowa. But what’s going on in Iowa isn’t real “medical marijuana” but an ersatz version of it that has also popped up in other red states like Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and Utah that legalizes low THC strains of cannabis for seizures without making the drug available to…


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Iowa Legalizes Use of CBD for Epilepsy . . .

A new law called the Medical Cannabidiol Act took effect in Iowa July 1, 2014. Highlights:
  • Patients or guardians can possess up to 32 ounces of Cannabidiol (CBD) for treatment of epilepsy
  • CBD must be prescribed by neurologist
  • Does not authorize production of CBD
  • Establishes affirmative defense for patients, caregivers and neurologists in prosecution…

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