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THREE IA SENATE DEMOCRATS PROPOSE MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION AMENDMENT

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THREE DEMOCRATS IN THE IOWA SENATE ARE PROPOSING A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA POSSESSION IN IOWA FOR ANYONE WHO’S 21 OR OLDER.

SENATOR JOE BOLKCOM OF IOWA CITY SAYS IT’S TIME TO REGULATE MARIJUANA LIKE ALCOHOL.

IAPOT1 HARM THAN GOOD.” :08

HE SAYS IOWA SHOULD TREAT MARIJUANA LIKE WE DO A SIX PACK OF BEER.

BOLKCOM CITES STATISTICS INDICATING MORE THAN 43-HUNDRED IOWANS WERE CONVICTED OF MARIJUANA POSESSION IN 2020 — AND HE SAYS TAXPAYERS PAID MILLIONS TO COVER THE COSTS OF THEIR PRISON TIME.

IAPOT2 OC………OUR TAX BILLS. :08

SENATOR JANET PETERSEN OF DES MOINES, SAYS POLLS SHOW A MAJORITY OF IOWANS SUPPORT LEGALIZING MARIJUANA RATHER THAN CONTINUING TO PURSUE CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST THOSE WHO SMOKE OR POSSESS IT.

IAPOT3 OC……..IN OUR COUNTRY. :15

SENATOR SARAH TRONE GARRIOTT OF WEST DES MOINES, SAYS 19 STATES NOW LET RESIDENTS USE MARIJUANA FOR A WIDE RANGE OF MEDICAL CONDITIONS OR FOR RECREATIONAL USE.

IT TAKES YEARS TO AMEND THE IOWA CONSTITUTION AND THIS PROPOSAL FACES A TOUGH ROAD AHEAD IN A REPUBLICAN-LED LEGISLATURE.

THE REPUBLICAN CHAIRMAN OF THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE SAYS HE HAS NO INTENTIONS OF BRINGING THE PROPOSAL UP FOR A VOTE.

SENATOR BRAD ZAUN OF URBANDALE SAYS PROPOSING RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA IN IOWA IS A GIMMICK AND IT SHOWS SENATE DEMOCRATS LACK IDEAS TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS IOWANS FACE.

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