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Medical cannabis veto override in Iowa is more than halfway to goal


This news story was published on June 25, 2019.
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DES MOINES – Iowans pushing to overturn Governor Reynold’s veto of medical cannabis reforms are more than halfway towards their goal of calling for a special session.

House File 732 would have made substantial improvements to Iowa’s “worst in the nation” medical cannabis law.  It was overwhelmingly approved in April by the Iowa House on a vote of 96 to 3 and by the Iowa Senate on a vote of 40 to 7.

A special session to override the veto will be held if two-thirds of the members of the House (67) and two-thirds of the Senate (34) each submit a written request.

As of Monday, June 24, Iowa’s 18 Democratic State Senators and 47 Democratic State Representatives have all either submitted or plan to submit a request for a special session.

It is unclear whether any of the Republicans who voted for the bill–50 in the House and 24 in the Senate–have requested a special session.

“The voices of ordinary Iowans have gotten us this far.  They need to keep fighting because that is the only way this mean-spirited veto will be overridden,” said Senator Joe Bolkcom.  “I urge every Iowan to encourage Republican legislators to defend their votes for urgently needed Iowa medical cannabis reforms.”

More information about the effort to pass Iowa medical cannabis reform can be found here: http://bit.ly/Override-the-veto

Below is a list of the members of the Iowa House and Senate who voted for Iowa Medical cannabis and who have not yet expressed support for a special session to override the veto.

Sen Waylon Brown, (641)-590-0610, waylon.brown@legis.iowa.gov, St Ansgar

 

Sen Jake Chapman, (515)-650-3942, jake.chapman@legis.iowa.gov, Adel

 

Sen Chris Cournoyer, (563)-289-7335, chris.cournoyer@legis.iowa.gov, LeClaire

 

Sen Jeff Edler, (641)-751-5902, jeff.edler@legis.iowa.gov, State Center

 

Sen Thomas A. Greene, (319)-750-6579, tom.greene@legis.iowa.gov, Burlington

 

Sen Dennis Guth, (641)-430-0424, dennis.guth@legis.iowa.gov, Klemme

 

Sen Craig Johnson, (319)-334-2413, craig.johnson@legis.iowa.gov, Independence

 

Sen Tim L. Kapucian, (319)-334-2413, tim.kapucian@legis.iowa.gov, Keystone

 

Sen Carrie Koelker, (563)-590-5975, carrie.koelker@legis.iowa.gov, Dyersville

 

Sen Tim Kraayenbrink, (515)-408-4770, tim.kraayenbrink@legis.iowa.gov, Fort Dodge

 

Sen Mark S. Lofgren, (563)-272-8683, mark.lofgren@legis.iowa.gov, Muscatine

 

Sen Mariannette Miller-Meeks, (641)-683-7551, mariannette.miller-meeks@legis.iowa.gov, Ottumwa

 

Sen Zach Nunn, (515)-519-2246, zach.nunn@legis.iowa.gov, Altoona

 

Sen Ken Rozenboom, (641)-295-6551, ken.rozenboom@legis.iowa.gov, Oskaloosa

 

Sen Charles Schneider, (515)-657-7375, charles.schneider@legis.iowa.gov, West Des Moines

 

Sen Jason Schultz, (712)-269-2178, jason.schultz@legis.iowa.gov, Schleswig

 

Sen Mark Segebart, (712)-269-4519, mark.segebart@legis.iowa.gov, Vail

 

Sen Tom Shipley, (712)-785-3583, tom.shipley@legis.iowa.gov, Nodaway

 

Sen Amy Sinclair, (641)-870-0199, amy.sinclair@legis.iowa.gov, Allerton

 

Sen Roby Smith, (563)-386-0179, roby.smith@legis.iowa.gov, Davenport

 

Sen Annette Sweeney, (641)-373-4899, annette.sweeney@legis.iowa.gov, Alden

 

Sen Jack Whitver, (515)-281-3371, jack.whitver@legis.iowa.gov, Spirit Lake

 

Sen Brad Zaun, (515)-276-2025, brad.zaun@legis.iowa.gov, Urbandale

 

Sen Dan Zumbach, (563)-920-5094, dan.zumbach@legis.iowa.gov, Ryan

 

Rep Robert P. Bacon, Not Listed, rob.bacon@legis.iowa.gov, Nevada

 

Rep Michael R. Bergan, (563)-380-3974, michael.bergan@legis.iowa.gov, Dorchester

 

Rep Brian Best, (712)-830-1844, brian.best@legis.iowa.gov, Glidden

 

Rep Jacob Bossman, (712)-251-4541, jacob.bossman@legis.iowa.gov, Sioux City

 

Rep Holly Brink, (641)-295-7111, holly.brink@legis.iowa.gov, Oskaloosa

 

Rep Gary L. Carlson, (563)-299-7021, gary.carlson@legis.iowa.gov, Muscatine

 

Rep Dave Deyoe, (515)-382-2352, dave.deyoe@legis.iowa.gov, Nevada

 

Rep Cecil Dolecheck, (641)-464-2913, cecil.dolecheck@legis.iowa.gov, Mount Ayr

 

Rep Dean Fisher, (641)-750-3594, dean.fisher@legis.iowa.gov, Montour

 

Rep Joel Fry, (641)-342-1017, joel.fry@legis.iowa.gov, Osceola

 

Rep Tedd Gassman, (515)-538-0117, tedd.gassman@legis.iowa.gov, Scarville

 

Rep Thomas D. Gerhold, (319)-361-2950, thomas.gerhold@legis.iowa.gov, Atkins

 

Rep Pat Grassley, (319)-214-0351, pat.grassley@legis.iowa.gov, New Hartford

 

Rep Chris Hagenow, (515)-274-1652, chris.hagenow@legis.iowa.gov, Urbandale

 

Rep Mary Ann Hanusa, (712)-256-5159, mary.ann.hanusa@legis.iowa.gov, Council Bluffs

 

Rep Lee Hein, (319)-480-1997, lee.hein@legis.iowa.gov, Monticello

 

Rep Ashley Hinson, Not Listed, ashley.hinson@legis.iowa.gov, Marion

 

Rep Dustin D. Hite, Not Listed, dustin.hite@legis.iowa.gov, Not Listed

 

Rep Steven Holt, (712)-269-4042, steven.holt@legis.iowa.gov, Denison

 

Rep Daniel Adair Huseman, (712)-434-5880, dan.huseman@legis.iowa.gov, Aurelia

 

Rep Jon Jacobsen, Not Listed, jon.jacobsen@legis.iowa.gov, Council Bluffs

 

Rep Tom Jeneary, (712)-539-1275, tom.jeneary@legis.iowa.gov, Le Mars

 

Rep Megan Jones, (515)-991-7337, megan.jones@legis.iowa.gov, Not Listed

 

Rep Bobby Kaufmann, Not Listed, bobby.kaufmann@legis.iowa.gov, Wilton

 

Rep David Kerr, Not Listed, david.kerr@legis.iowa.gov, Morning Sun

 

Rep Jarad Klein, Not Listed, jarad.klein@legis.iowa.gov, Keota

 

Rep John Landon, (515)-249-0348, john.landon@legis.iowa.gov, Ankeny

 

Rep Brian K. Lohse, (515)-519-2347, brian.lohse@legis.iowa.gov, Bondurant

 

Rep Shannon Lundgren, (515)-428-0809, shannon.lundgren@legis.iowa.gov, Not Listed

 

Rep David E. Maxwell, (641)-660-0792, dave.maxwell@legis.iowa.gov, Gibson

 

Rep Ann Meyer, (515)-570-6610, ann.meyer@legis.iowa.gov, Fort Dodge

 

Rep Joe Mitchell, Not Listed, joe.mitchell@legis.iowa.gov, Not Listed

 

Rep Gary M. Mohr, Not Listed, gary.mohr@legis.iowa.gov, Bettendorf

 

Rep Norlin G. Mommsen, (563)-357-9826, norlin.mommsen@legis.iowa.gov, DeWitt

 

Rep Tom Moore, Not Listed, tom.moore@legis.iowa.gov, Griswold

 

Rep Anne Osmundson, (563)-880-8227, anne.osmundson@legis.iowa.gov, Volga

 

Rep Ross C. Paustian, (563)-284-6783, ross.paustian@legis.iowa.gov, Walcott

 

Rep Sandy Salmon, (319)-987-3021, sandy.salmon@legis.iowa.gov, Janesville

 

Rep Mike Sexton, (712)-830-3960, mike.sexton@legis.iowa.gov, Rockwell City

 

Rep Jeff Shipley, (319)-432-3108, jeff.shipley@legis.iowa.gov, Fairfield

 

Rep David Sieck, Not Listed, david.sieck@legis.iowa.gov, Glenwood

 

Rep Ray Sorensen, (712)-525-0580, ray.sorensen@legis.iowa.gov, Not Listed

 

Rep Phil Thompson, Not Listed, phil.thompson@legis.iowa.gov, Not Listed

 

Rep Jon Thorup, (641)-891-9357, jon.thorup@legis.iowa.gov, Knoxville

 

Rep Linda L. Upmeyer, (641)-357-8807, linda.upmeyer@legis.iowa.gov, Clear Lake

 

Rep Skyler Wheeler, (712)-441-7444, skyler.wheeler@legis.iowa.gov, Not Listed

 

Rep John H. Wills, (712)-330-9492, john.wills@legis.iowa.gov, Spirit Lake

 

Rep Matt W. Windschitl, (712)-642-4334, matt.windschitl@legis.iowa.gov, Missouri Valley

 

Rep Gary Worthan, (712)-732-6340, gary.worthan@legis.iowa.gov, Storm Lake

 

Rep Louis J. Zumbach, Not Listed, louie.zumbach@legis.iowa.gov, Coggon

 

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2 Responses to Medical cannabis veto override in Iowa is more than halfway to goal

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    Allen Reply Report comment

    June 25, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Some Iowa politicians live in the “reefer madness” days. Give it up, its coming. Besides, why shouldn’t the state and its tax payers benefit from its sale. When it’s legal in this countries capitol, its hard to believe that every state hasn’t legalized it.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 26, 2019 at 8:39 am

      its to bad that federal legalization suffers from only ever being pushed by democrats, are republican candidates sostupid they actually think their base will leave them in the dark over pot? 2 out of 3 americans favor ending federal prohibition of marijuana. its almost as if this generation doesnt blindly accept laws…. almost as if we know damn well marijuana and heroin are not the same and shouldnt be scheduled as such. almost as if we are a smarter more compassionate generation that knows we need to over turn all marijuana convictions and restore lives and families as much as we can. like we are smart enough to realize booze is a killer drug makes people. almosgt as if our grandparents and some of our parents where brainwashed to think a “war on drugs” wasnt and isnt a war on people and freedoms. its just a revenue pull for leo and a running point for republicans. republicans need to get their heads out of their butts and understand that its time to end draconian drug law and end a prohibition that creates tons more harm than tolerance and acceptance. maybe we need to make sure you can only vote between the ages of 25 and 60 cuz kids and relics dont know what they are talking about and i think we suffer and dont progress because of the to young and to old.