Coralville Courier Editor's Note: Apparently State Senator Joe Bolkcom doesn't have the backbone to give his bill a truthful name: Recreational marijuana. And this is evidence of more decadence folks, this is a candy bill, a give-the-people-a-vice bill.
The same week as Colorado and Washington became the first states in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana, an Iowa lawmaker said he plans to introduce a law to legalize the plant for medical use.
"I will be introducing a medical marijuana bill next session," said State Sen. Joe Bolkcom, an Iowa City Democrat. The session begins in January. "It will likely face an uphill battle."