Iowa’s governor is facing a new lawsuit from a marijuana activist who is demanding that the state promptly seek a federal exemption for its medical cannabis program as prescribed in a law signed last year. Carl Olsen filed the suit in a state district court on Sunday. It argues that the Department of Health has unnecessarily delayed submitting a request for an exemption from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) has failed to ensure that the state law is effectively carried out. Under House File 2589 assigned by Reynolds, the department “shall request guarantees from the agencies of the federal government providing funding to educational and long-term care facilities” that allow patients to possess medical cannabis or staff to administer it in compliance with the state’s limited program.

Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 04/06/2021 09:04:00

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