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Is a Pipe Considered Drug Paraphernalia if Used for Medical Marijuana?

Iowa law defines “drug paraphernalia” to include equipment used to inhale a controlled substance.  However, the definition excepts those items used in combination with the lawful use of a controlled substance. How should the law treat smoking accessories used to inhale “medical cannabidiol” or the out-of-state equivalent? We put this question to the test recently […]

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GRL Successfully Raises Medical Marijuana Reciprocity Defense to Dismiss Drug Charge

Frequent readers of our blog are certainly familiar with the firm’s reciprocity argument regarding medical marijuana.  Normally, the State concedes this issue and voluntarily dismisses the charge.  However, the Iowa State Patrol trooper involved here objected to a dismissal.  So, we had the opportunity to finally pitch our argument to the district court. Our client […]

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Violation of Right to Contact Family Member Results in OWI Charge Being Dismissed

Humboldt County, Iowa- A GRL Law client was charged with OWI 1st offense. GRL attorney Grant Gangestad filed a motion to suppress evidence in the OWI prosecution based upon the officer’s violation of the client’s statutory right to contact a family member.  After reviewing the video, the prosecutor agreed to stipulate to suppression of the […]

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