This hits close to home for me as I was born and raised in Iowa and just recently relocated to Illinois. I’m an Iowa girl.
The Campaign for Sensible Cannabis laws (
The CSC is asking for all sensible Iowans — from taxpayers to business owners, law enforcement, retirees to political progressives, libertarians and compassionate Christians — to join the cause.
The campaign aims to educate Iowans, bring the state into the mainstream on cannabis regulation and defeat the toxic, culture-war attempts to divide us and hold back progress.
The Campaign for Sensible Cannabis laws will show our elected officials that they have the political support they need to give Iowans the reforms that they want, need and deserve.
Iowa Wants Reform… Gov. Reynolds Does Not
Cannabis reform is popular in rural and small towns, with 61 percent of rural voters in swing states supporting cannabis reform.
Kim Reynolds currently serves as the 43rd governor of Iowa since 2017. She is a member of the Republican party, and she is not a supporter of cannabis legalization in the state; she is
Cannabis Laws Cost Iowa Millions in Lost Tax Revenue
Consider it; cannabis sales have generated 10 billion dollars nationally in taxes. Illinois alone earned $200 million in 2021!
Iowa reform would generate $50 million annually in new state revenue. Under current laws, Iowa generates zero tax revenue while our neighbors receive millions from Iowans who cross the river to purchase.
A movement into generating state revenue from legalized cannabis would be massive for Iowa. We are locked next to Illinois, and we know that a large number of travelers throughout the state come to the border of Illinois to make dispensary purchases. That’s money we are simply handing over to another state.
Cannabis Reform is Not a Divisive Issue
Sixty-three percent of Republicans under 30 support legalization — as do 60 percent of Republicans who identify themselves as moderates or libertarians. Even the
A Social Justice Disaster
Today, cannabis is legal or decriminalized in 39 states, yet millions of Americans remain incarcerated or have served sentences that limit civil liberties and life opportunities.
Upon release, the collateral consequences of a cannabis conviction restrict access to professional licensing, exclude individuals from government benefits, and, in some cases, prevent them from applying for housing.
Also, cannabis screenings eliminate applicants from consideration and leave Iowa employers
How You Can Help
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