Earlier this year, Iowa legalized the cultivation of marijuana for medical use, by a vote of 83-11 in the Iowa House and by a vote of 33-7 in the Iowa Senate. The bill was signed into law by our governor on May 12, 2017 Chapter 162 (H.F. 524).
On December 18, 2017, I wrote U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley a letter asking him to sponsor legislation like his former chief of staff, U.S. Representative David Young has sponsored in Congress this year (H.R.2920) and last year (H.R.1358) protecting our state medical marijuana law.
On December 21, 2017, Chuck replied: “Over the years, some people have expressed the view that marijuana should be legalized for recreational, medical, and agricultural purposes. However, I disagree with this view.”
“Some people,” as Chuck refers to, are the people he is supposed to represent in Washington, DC. People to Chuck: “It’s too late to close the barn door after the horse has bolted.”