Iowa

Medical Marijuana

Iowa Code §§ 124E.1 to 124E.17 (2018) PDF

2017 Act No. 162 PDF
Medical Cannabidiol Act of 2017
EFFECTIVE DATE: May 12, 2017

Iowa Code §§ 124D.1 to 124D.8 (2017) PDF

2014 Act No. 1125 PDF
Medical Cannabidiol Act of 2014
EFFECTIVE DATE: May 30, 2014

Amendment to SF484 PDF drafted by Iowa Senator Jack Whitver on April 15, 2015

Federal Penalties

21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(A)(vii)
1000 kilograms (2204.62 pounds / 1.10231 tons) or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of marihuana, or 1,000 or more marihuana plants regardless of weight
$10/50 million — 10 years to life in prison

21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(B)(vii)
100 kilograms (220.462 pounds / 0.110231 tons) or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of marihuana, or 100 or more marihuana plants regardless of weight
$5/25 million — 5 to 40 years in prison

21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(C)
50 to 99 kilograms or 50 to 99 plants
$1/5 million — up to 20 years in prison

21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(D)
less than 50 kilograms of marihuana, except in the case of 50 or more marihuana plants regardless of weight, 10 kilograms of hashish, or one kilogram of hashish oil,
$250,000/$1 million — up to 5 years in prison

21 U.S.C. § 844

Any person who violates this subsection may be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not more than 1 year, and shall be fined a minimum of $1,000, or both,

except that if he commits such offense after a prior conviction under this subchapter or subchapter II of this chapter, or a prior conviction for any drug, narcotic, or chemical offense chargeable under the law of any State, has become final, he shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment for not less than 15 days but not more than 2 years, and shall be fined a minimum of $2,500,L

except, further, that if he commits such offense after two or more prior convictions under this subchapter or subchapter II of this chapter, or two or more prior convictions for any drug, narcotic, or chemical offense chargeable under the law of any State, or a combination of two or more such offenses have become final, he shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment for not less than 90 days but not more than 3 years, and shall be fined a minimum of $5,000.

21 U.S.C. § 844a

(a) In general Any individual who knowingly possesses a controlled substance that is listed in section 841(b)(1)(A) of this title in violation of section 844 of this title in an amount that, as specified by regulation of the Attorney General, is a personal use amount shall be liable to the United States for a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed $10,000 for each such violation.

(b) Income and net assets The income and net assets of an individual shall not be relevant to the determination whether to assess a civil penalty under this section or to prosecute the individual criminally. However, in determining the amount of a penalty under this section, the income and net assets of an individual shall be considered.

(c) Prior conviction A civil penalty may not be assessed under this section if the individual previously was convicted of a Federal or State offense relating to a controlled substance.

(d) Limitation on number of assessments A civil penalty may not be assessed on an individual under this section on more than two separate occasions.

(e) Assessment A civil penalty under this section may be assessed by the Attorney General only by an order made on the record after opportunity for a hearing in accordance with section 554 of title 5. The Attorney General shall provide written notice to the individual who is the subject of the proposed order informing the individual of the opportunity to receive such a hearing with respect to the proposed order. The hearing may be held only if the individual makes a request for the hearing before the expiration of the 30-day period beginning on the date such notice is issued.

Marijuana Classification

Iowa
Does Iowa have scheduling criteria? Yes
Are Iowa and federal criteria the same? Yes
Code citation of the schedules (see below)
Iowa Code §§ 124.203 to 124.212 (2017)
Is marijuana listed in a schedule? Yes
Is scheduling by statute or administrative rule? Legislative
Is there an administrative process? Yes
Code citation of the process (see below)
Iowa Code §§ 124.201 to 124.211 (2017)
How many schedules are there? 5
What schedule is marijuana in? Schedule 1 and 2
Last method used to schedule marijuana? Legislative
When was marijuana included in this schedule? July 1, 1979

1987 Iowa Administrative Bulletin 1444 (ARC 7383) PDF

1987 Iowa Administrative Bulletin
Page 1445

Item 4

Rescind 620 — Chapter 12 in its entirety.

Letter from Iowa Board of Pharmacy, July 16, 1996 PDF

History

1971 Act No. 305 PDF
Uniform Controlled Substances Act
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 1971

1979 Act No. 60 PDF
Sec. 2
The board shall organize an advisory group of physicians, which shall include a psychiatrist, to advise the board on the type of program to be established, the qualifications of those who will be eligible to dispense the marijuana, and the federal regulations governing the program. The board shall be responsible for complying with all federal regulations necessary for the establishment and continuation of the program and the monitoring of all program participants. The board shall not authorize the growing of marijuana within the state.
EFFECTIVE DATE: June 1, 1979

1981 Iowa Code, Chapter 204 PDF

1986 Act No. 1037 PDF
Sec. 4
Marijuana is deemed to be a schedule II substance when used for medicinal purposes pursuant to rules of the board of pharmacy examiners.
EFFECTIVE DATE: April 7, 1986

1990 Act No. 1059 PDF
Synthetic THC in a capsule
EFFECTIVE DATE: March 26, 1990

2008 Act No. 1010 PDF
Natural THC in a capsule
EFFECTIVE DATE: March 5, 2008

1991 Iowa Code, Chapter 204 PDF

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