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USDA Approves Iowa’s Hemp Program

Today, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service finally approved the state’s hemp plan submitted by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.  This brings Iowa farmers one step closer to putting seed in the ground for the 2020 growing season. Farmers can apply for a hemp license or seed permit starting April 1, 2020. We expect the official notice to be published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on April 8, 2020.  Regrettably, until then, it is not legal for farmers to grow, possess, buy or sell hemp. We should also see clarification on state’s position on over-the-counter CBD now that […]

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Ask for a Re-Do

Story County, Iowa.  When a GRL client asked the officer if he could take another breath test after failing the first one and the officer failed to inform him of his right to an independent test, this ultimately led to the exclusion of the failed test result.  As a result of losing this critical piece of evidence, the charges were reduced to public intoxication and reckless driving.  This allowed the client to avoid a criminal conviction for OWI and saved his driver’s license.  Moral of the story…if you take the test ask for a redo!

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