Fearing that one wrong move might send the Justice Department into a frenzy of prosecutions, Iowa’s Attorney General is begging the state to reconsider an extension to its medical marijuana program designed to allow certain “out of state” companies to distribute cannabis oil to its patients.
According to the Associated Press, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is asking the Iowa Department of Public Health not to move forward with a plan giving companies from neighboring states permission to transport cannabis oil across state lines.
Miller’s office says any attempt to implement this part of the state’s medical marijuana law could bring down some serious, unwanted heat from the federal government, all because crossing over into bordering states with anything derived from the cannabis plant is considered drug trafficking.
Although lawmakers devised this provision in an effort to give patients easy access to cannabis oil, state officials understand that it is a sure fire way to get a rise out of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
But legislative leadership wants the Trump administration to leave Iowa and other legal states alone.
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