Senate Study Bill 1205 - Introduced SENATE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY BILL BY CHAIRPERSON SODDERS) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the reclassification of marijuana, including 1 tetrahydrocannabinols, under the controlled substance 2 schedules. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 1948XC (2) 86 jm/nh
S.F. _____ 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 1948XC (2) 86 jm/nh 1/ 2
S.F. _____ 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 relates to the reclassification of marijuana 7 including tetrahydrocannabinols. 8 The bill reclassifies marijuana, including 9 tetrahydrocannabinols, as a schedule II controlled substance 10 instead of a schedule I controlled substance and strikes 11 references to the authority of the board of pharmacy to adopt 12 rules for the use of marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols for 13 medicinal purposes. 14 A schedule I controlled substance is a highly addictive 15 substance that has no accepted medical use in the United States 16 and a schedule II controlled substance is a highly addictive 17 substance that has an accepted medical use in the United 18 States. The reclassification of marijuana from a schedule I 19 controlled substance to a schedule II controlled substance 20 would allow a physician to issue a prescription for marijuana 21 under state law. However, federal regulations may prohibit 22 such prescriptions. 23 -2- LSB 1948XC (2) 86 jm/nh 2/ 2