Sen. Joe Bolkcom, D-Iowa City, wants a better approach to marijuana in Iowa.
“The question to Iowans is, ‘Is prohibition working?'” he said.
“When we know that despite the best efforts of the criminal justice system, and the hundreds of millions of dollars we spend a year, on police and courts and jails and prisons, Iowans are not significantly safer or healthier.”
Bolkcom is drafting a bill to legalize recreational marijuana in the state of Iowa, which proposes regulating it like alcohol. Ten states