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Sun Jun 30, 2019, 05:35 PM

Gov. Reynolds rules out recreational pot in Iowa

DES MOINES Illinois is slated to become the 11th state to legalize marijuana when dispensaries begin offering products for recreational use as soon as Jan. 1, but Gov. Kim Reynolds says next-door Iowa will not join that growing list of states under her watch.

I do not support recreational marijuana. I dont, Reynolds said Friday in an interview with The Gazette. I wont be the governor to do that.

Marijuana remains illegal under federal law, and Reynolds raised concerns that state law enforcement and transportation officials are reporting that drug-related traffic deaths have surpassed fatalities caused by drunken drivers which points to the need for more education about the dangers associated with impaired driving.

I just think that when the data continues to come in, especially with the strength that were seeing, the potency, the amount of psychotic episodes that are happening, its a gateway and there are statistics there to support that. Reynolds said.

Read more: https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/government/iowa-governor-kim-reynolds-rules-out-recreational-marijuana-in-iowa-20190628
(Cedar Rapids Gazette)

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Sun Jun 30, 2019, 05:44 PM

1. Someone did their research watching reefer madness

Much better that Iowa residents partake in unrestricted pot. Or go shopping in a neighboring state.

Being from Wisconsin and our archaic laws, I can see more people vacationing in one of our more liberal neighboring states than vacationing here. The wisdom of Republican leaders.

They are more about control, hate regulations.

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Tue Jul 2, 2019, 11:48 AM

2. I think you are right. Alcohol is a much safer drug

in Reynolds estimation I am sure.

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