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BY DI READERS | JANUARY 28, 2014 5:00 AM

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Re: Medical marijuana unlikely to pass Legislature

From the bill: The bill strikes references to the authority of the board to establish rules relating to the medicinal use of marijuana including tetrahydrocannabinols naturally contained in a cannabis plant. A Schedule I controlled substance is a highly addictive and a schedule II controlled substance is a highly addictive substance that has an accepted medical use in the United States.

As more states become progressive, it will either be the federal government changing the classification of marijuana out of Schedule 1 or an Iowa judge ruling on the side of compassion before there will be medical marijuana in Iowa. There is too much reefer madness standing in the way of humanity. There is one bill in the House, HB 168, for example, that is a rewrite of Clel Baudlar’s regressive bill from last year that strips the Iowa Board of Pharmacy of any record or input and increases marijuana penalties.

Ray Lakers

Re: Offer local ID cards

I’m not [so sure about ID cards] either. Because we are older and have a sense of history, we know what these cards have been used for in the past and what they can be used for again. I find the prospect of issuing such cards more frightening than reassuring.

John Finamore

Re: Iowa’s two losses are glaringly similar

Wrestling is a sport of aggression until you’re ahead and only then can you ride out the time. Appears the Hawks came out of the phone booth more like Clark Kent than Superman. This is kind of a flashback to when Brands first was trying to get his coaching act together and installed in previous years.

However, for today’s program, that should not be allowed or tolerated by Brands and Company. Brands has proven he’s a good coach about 90 percent of the time, but he still needs to work on that 10 percent and his athletes performance vs. swagger.

Online user anothertanklessjob

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