Iowa Court Rules Missouri Truck Drivers Cannot Use Medical Marijuana!

Iowa Court Rules Missouri Truck Drivers Cannot Use Medical Marijuana!

A Missouri truck driver who had purchased marijuana using a medical certificate from his home state had his criminal conviction for marijuana upheld by the Iowa Court of Appeals. During a stop at a weigh station, an officer detected the odor of marijuana emanating from commercial truck driver Darryl Hurtt’s vehicle.

Iowa Court Rules Missouri Truck Drivers Cannot Use Medical Marijuana!

Darryl Hurtt was then charged with possession of a controlled substance. In Missouri, a dispensary, according to Hurtt, is where he lawfully obtained the medication. His freedom to freely move between states would be violated, he claimed, if it were denied to him.

Iowa Court Rules Missouri Truck Drivers Cannot Use Medical Marijuana!

The Court of Appeals pointed out that while Iowa does permit the use of some medical marijuana products, Hurtt had ‘blunts’ that might be smoked, which is against the law in Iowa. The Court stated that it is not persuaded that Hurtt’s freedom to enter or leave Iowa is directly harmed by the state’s regulation of restricted narcotics.

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