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Poll: Midwesterners favor marijuana legalization more strongly than other Americans

People in the Midwest favor legalizing marijuana more strongly than people in any other part of the country, according to a new national opinion survey. The General Social Survey (GSS), conducted biennially by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, has been tracking public opinion on marijuana since 1973.

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Poll: Iowans evenly split on marijuana legalization

Iowans are evenly split on legalizing recreational marijuana, according to a new poll published by the Des Moines Register. The Iowa Poll found 48 percent of respondents favored legalization, 48 percent opposed it and 4 percent were unsure. This is a significant change from the results of the last Iowa Poll on the topic. In […]

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Catch a shopping buzz across downtown Iowa City with these hemp-inspired products

Marijuana Hat

[vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] In anticipation of the 4/20 holiday season, Little Village recommends some friendly hemp-based and cannabis-inspired products from some of our local buds. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Eco Lips Hemp USDA Certified Organic Lip Balm Find it: at New Pioneer Co-op Buy it: $3.69 When the munchies strike, […]

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City, county politicians write in support of pot oil access in Iowa

A letter was released on Wednesday with signatures from more than 100 city and county elected officials writing in support of expanding Iowa’s medical marijuana program. The letter calls for a bill that will allow for “medical cannabis to be produced, distributed and possessed in Iowa for debilitating medical conditions.” “We believe comprehensive legislation will […]

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There’s something skunky about medical marijuana in Iowa

Branstad speaks in Washington D.C.

When Gov. Terry Branstad signed a bill on May 30 allowing some Iowans to posses cannabidiol oil, an orally-taken cannabis extract that lacks the intoxication effects normally associated marijuana, Iowa joined a list of 33 other states in allowing some form of medical marijuana regulation. Critics have since argued that Iowa’s law is too narrow […]

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Your Town Now: Repeal the Drug Tax Stamp law

Your Town Now

Iowa has a law that intends to make drug users plead guilty to a lesser charge or suffer the consequences of prison and a large fine: the Drug Tax Stamp law (DTS), Chapter 453B Code of Iowa. Enacted in 1990, the DTS specifically addresses illegal drugs; all substances legally obtained and sold are exempted, so […]

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Your Town Now: Researching the Denver high

That Denver High

Our recent trip to Denver found businesses open, people shopping, clerks running cash registers without apparent error, public transit running smoothly, restaurants serving food, the weather channel reporting local weather and abstract expressionist works hanging evenly on the walls of the Clyfford Still Museum. In response to the question at the front desk “What brings […]

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Your Town Now: Stop pot prosecution now

If you generally don’t vote in local primary elections but are pissed off by current County Attorney Janet Lyness’ practice of prosecuting nearly everyone charged with victimless crimes, such as possession and use of marijuana and public intox, you can do something about it. Make it a priority to vote—and to get your friends to […]

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Poll: 81 percent of Iowans support medical marijuana

A poll released yesterday by Quinnipiac University shows that Iowans overwhelmingly support medical marijuana, despite holding unfavorable views toward its legalization for recreational use. When asked whether they “support or oppose allowing adults in Iowa to legally use marijuana for medical purposes if their doctor prescribes it,” 81 percent of Iowans say they support this […]

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