Carl’s Cannabis Corner – February 16, 2014

It’s an open phone today: (567) 314-2730. The access code is 420420# (four twenty, four twenty, pound sign). The show begins at 1:00 p.m. Central Time.

Carl will be talking about his scheduling case in Polk County Iowa District Court. The judge in Carl’s case issued a ruling on February 5, 2014, that addresses many of the same issues that Carl raises in his case.

Judge Rosenberg wrote: “The actions, therefore, of the Director of the Department of Human Services are thus the actions of the executive branch and, therefore, the actions of the Governor of the State of Iowa.” Homan v. Branstad, No. 05771-EQCE075765 (February 5, 2014), at pages 10-11.

Judge Rosenberg ruled against the Board’s motion to dismiss Carl’s case last October on two grounds: (1) the board has an annual duty to advise the Legislature on scheduling; and (2) the existence of medical marijuana laws in 20 other states make this a matter of public importance here in Iowa. Olsen v. Iowa Board of Pharmacy, No. 05771-CVCV045505 (October 23, 2013), at page 6.