HF 2605 Amendment H-8134

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Matm
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HF 2605 Amendment H-8134

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This is the amendment I was hoping wouldn't come.

https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/ ... &ba=H-8134

This proposed amendment is capping THC concentrations to 2 mg per dose and 10 mg per container. This language will even make most full spectrum products over 1000 mg of CBD on the market illegal regardless of the size or amount of dosages. Of the 30+ products we have in our store all but 7 will be outlawed.

This amendment was introduced by Senator Holt. Contact him here to express your opinion.
steven.holt@legis.iowa.gov

Also find your local representatives here and contact them directly.
https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/find

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Re: HF 2605 Amendment H-8134

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The measure says that the THC cannot exceed 5 milligrams per serving or 50 milligrams per package. Burton and the sponsor of the measure in the House, Manatee County’s Tommy Gregory, had originally set the limits at 2 milligrams per serving and 10 milligrams per package, but Gregory amended the limits earlier this week after taking input from the hemp industry.

https://www.newsfromthestates.com/artic ... d-products
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Re: HF 2605 Amendment H-8134

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New amendment would defer THC limits to the department as long as under federal THC limits. That is far better than having legislators who know nothing about THC setting arbitrary limits. And, any rule has to go through public hearings and comment, and any department decision can be appealed in court. That has a lot more due process to it.

Democrats offer an amended Iowa Hemp Act that defers THC content to the Department of Health and Human Services, as long as it remains under federal THC content in the 2018 Farm Bill.

https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/ ... 8180&ga=90
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Re: HF 2605 Amendment H-8134

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Lots of amendments being filed on HF 2605 up for debate on the Iowa House floor tomorrow:

03/12/2024
Amendment H-8193 filed. H.J. 03/12.
03/11/2024
Amendment H-8182 filed. H.J. 566.
03/08/2024
Amendment H-8180 filed. H.J. 556.
03/06/2024
Amendment H-8165 filed. H.J. 540.
03/05/2024
Amendment H-8134 filed. H.J. 509.
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Re: HF 2605 Amendment H-8134

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Where does this stand now? So many amendments and changes and additional bills. This still has to pass the Senate? and the limitations on thc per dose and container are up to HHS in the final Senate version?
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Re: HF 2605 Amendment H-8134

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Yes, this still has to pass the Senate and nobody really knows what the senate version will look like if they make any changes at all.
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Re: HF 2605 Amendment H-8134

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Are there any senate committees that it has to go through first? Are we just waiting to figure this out?
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HF 2605 Amendment H-8134 is a proposed change to a bill under consideration in the legislative process. While specific details may vary depending on the context and jurisdiction, amendments like this one typically aim to modify, add, or remove specific provisions within the original bill.
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Re: HF 2605 Amendment H-8134

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Wait, what? The amendment's aim is to modify, add, or remove specific provisions within the original bill? What else would we expect an amendment to be for? I want to know if there is some way to insert logic into this legislation?
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Re: HF 2605 Amendment H-8134

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This bill has already made it through committees in both chambers. The house and senate versions are not the same. The house version has been passed by the house. It is my understanding that the senate can either take up the house bill and amend or pass it. Take up the senate bill pass or amend it. If they do anything other than pass the house bill as is it will have to go back to the house for another vote.

At this point the only thing we can do is try and convince the Iowa senators to make changes to the bill. Unfortunately we are very short on time and the senators I've been in contact with up until now have stopped communicating with me so I don't have any idea how this will go.

I do know HEMPC and Consumable Hemp Advocates of Iowa Iowa are working on getting events going this week. Once I have details I will do another post.

Mat
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