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Senator Grassley discusses blocked medical marijuana bill

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Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley opens up on a medical marijuana bill being blocked in the U.S. Senate.

Many of Iowa's issues with medical cannabis regulation could be cleared up if the federal government were to reclassify marijuana as something other than a Schedule one drug. The Senate Judiciary Committee -- chaired by Grassley -- is currently blocking a bill on the issue.

The Republican lawmaker says he's working to make cannabis oil attainable for Americans.

"Some people have come in and said the value of cannabis oil," said Grassley. "But also evidence from parents that the quality isn't the same and so they want to make sure that when they buy it if it works and it doesn't work the same on everybody."

Grassley says he's pushing to clear up "red tape" on the federal end to make it easier to research cannabis oil specifically.

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