Despite past failures, Iowa State Sen. Bolkcom plans to seek medical pot law

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Posted: Monday, December 2, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — Legalizing medical marijuana will again be debated in the upcoming legislative session, though Iowa lawmakers have so far been loath to embrace a policy that is spreading in much of the country.

Sen. Joe Bolkcom, D-Iowa City, said he will pursue legislation seeking to legalize medical marijuana in 2014. Bolkcom noted similar efforts have failed over the past decade even as some other Midwestern states have approved medical marijuana.

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