Joe Bolkcom

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Name: Joe Bolkcom
First reported Aug 10 2014 - Updated Aug 10 2014 - 1 reports

High-Interest payday loans called predatory, but regulations die In Iowa Legislature

IOWA CITY | Brian Curtis took out his first payday loan when he was 19. It took more than a decade before he got out from under it and the climbing interest payments that followed.“It’s a trap,” he said.Curtis, 37, and living in Davenport, said he had ... [Published Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier - Aug 10 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 1 reports

HIGH TIMES Legislative Roundup: August 4

RSS Repealing federal pot prohibition was the buzz last week across the United States, as it was called to mainstream attention with the release of The New York Times' six-part editorial series calling for the legalization of marijuana. Every media outlet ... [Published High Times - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Advocates hope for broader medical marijuana law

DES MOINES, Iowa — A narrowly focused medical marijuana law just took effect in Iowa, but advocates are already hoping they can expand access to the drug for the chronically ill.State lawmakers this year approved legislation allowing the use of oil derived ... [Published Idaho Statesman - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Parents hope for legal production, sale of cannabis oil in Iowa

A new law makes it legal for qualifying patients to possess and use cannabis oil, but it does not allow in-state production or sales of the oil.Watch this storySome Iowans who are looking to legally obtain cannabis oil from out of the state are facing ... [Published KCCI - Jul 15 2014]

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...He says his efforts, which have been somewhat unsuccessful in the past, will turn around in 2015. "members that supported the effort have gotten a lot of positive feedback from iowans about this. people are more informed about it because of this year" said Bolkcom

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