Senate File 282 - Introduced SENATE FILE 282 BY BOLKCOM A BILL FOR An Act reclassifying marijuana, including 1 tetrahydrocannabinols, from a schedule I controlled 2 substance to a schedule II controlled substance. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 1247XS (4) 86 jm/nh
S.F. 282 Section 1. Section 124.204, subsection 4, paragraphs m and 1 u, Code 2015, are amended by striking the paragraphs. 2 Sec. 2. Section 124.204, subsection 7, Code 2015, is amended 3 by striking the subsection. 4 Sec. 3. Section 124.206, subsection 7, Code 2015, is amended 5 to read as follows: 6 7. Hallucinogenic substances. Unless specifically excepted 7 or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, 8 mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity of the 9 following substances , or, for purposes of paragraphs “a” and 10 “b” , which contains any of its salts, isomers, or salts of 11 isomers whenever the existence of such salts, isomers, or salts 12 of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation 13 (for purposes of this paragraph only, the term “isomer” includes 14 the optical, positional, and geometric isomers) : 15 a. Marijuana when used for medicinal purposes pursuant to 16 rules of the board . 17 b. Tetrahydrocannabinols, meaning tetrahydrocannabinols 18 naturally contained in a plant of the genus Cannabis (Cannabis 19 plant) as well as synthetic equivalents of the substances 20 contained in the Cannabis plant, or in the resinous extractives 21 of such plant, and synthetic substances, derivatives, and their 22 isomers with similar chemical structure and pharmacological 23 activity to those substances contained in the plant, such as 24 the following: 25 (1) 1 cis or trans tetrahydrocannabinol, and their optical 26 isomers. 27 (2) 6 cis or trans tetrahydrocannabinol, and their optical 28 isomers. 29 (3) 3,4 cis or trans tetrahydrocannabinol, and their 30 optical isomers. (Since nomenclature of these substances 31 is not internationally standardized, compounds of these 32 structures, regardless of numerical designation of atomic 33 positions covered.) 34 b. c. Nabilone [another name for 35 -1- LSB 1247XS (4) 86 jm/nh 1/ 2
S.F. 282 nabilone: (+-) - 1 trans-3-(1,1-dimethylheptyl)-6,6a,7,8,10,10a-hexahydro-1- 2 hydroxy-6,6-dimethyl-9H-dibenzo[b,d]pyran-9-one]. 3 EXPLANATION 4 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 5 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 6 This bill reclassifies marijuana, including 7 tetrahydrocannibinols as a schedule II controlled substance 8 instead of a schedule I controlled substance and strikes 9 references to the authority of the board of pharmacy to adopt 10 rules for the use of marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols for 11 medicinal purposes. 12 A schedule I controlled substance is a highly addictive 13 substance that has no accepted medical use in the United States 14 and a schedule II controlled substance is a highly addictive 15 substance that has an accepted medical use in the United 16 States. The reclassification of marijuana from a schedule I 17 controlled substance to a schedule II controlled substance 18 would allow a physician to issue a prescription for marijuana 19 under state law. However, federal regulations may prohibit 20 such prescriptions. 21 The penalties remain unchanged for violations involving 22 marijuana under the bill. The penalties under Code section 23 124.401 range from a class “B” felony punishable by up to 50 24 years of confinement to a serious misdemeanor punishable by 25 up to six months of confinement depending on the amount of 26 marijuana involved in the offense. 27 -2- LSB 1247XS (4) 86 jm/nh 2/ 2