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Patty Judge on Drugs

 

 


Legalize medical marijuana, but not recreational use

Q: On Marijuana: Decriminalize and/or legalize marijuana?

Grassley: Blocked bi-partisan medical cannabis bill from getting hearing and supports federal override of state laws. Does support research on CBD-only medical strains.

Judge: Supports legalization of medical marijuana. Opposes recreational use.

Source: CampusElect Voter Guide to 2016 Iowa Senate race , Oct 9, 2018

Not vocal about legalizing, but opponent vocally against it

Incumbent Sen. Charles Grassley (R) chairs the Judiciary Committee and has long been one of Congress's most ardent and vocal opponents of legalization. In November, Grassley faces off against Democrat Patty Judge, Iowa's former lieutenant governor and secretary of agriculture. While Judge doesn't appear to have been especially vocal about marijuana laws one way or the other, replacing Grassley would be an enormous win for pro-legalization forces.

Drug Policy Action, an advocacy group, believes they have the votes in the Senate to approve broad medical cannabis legislation but that Grassley "has been unwilling to bring it or any other marijuana reform up for vote." Calling Grassley "the main obstacle to reform in the Senate," the group's spokesperson said that "if he loses, or if Democrats take back the Senate (depriving him of chairmanship), the prospect for marijuana reform greatly improves."

Source: Marijuana.com on 2016 Iowa Senate race , Jun 13, 2016

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