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Elected officials talk marijuana

ANAMOSA, Iowa — Marijuana was the hot button topic Thursday night in Anamosa.

The Jones County Safe and Healthy Youth Coalition organized a forum called “Marijuana — Let’s Talk.”

It was a forum meant to inform people, and elected officials from both parties took part.

While the event focused a lot on marijuana, other substance-related issues surfaced surrounding alcohol use as well.

A senator, two representatives, the sheriff and two county supervisors took on the questions.

They discussed recreational marijuana and marijuana used by people for medical reasons.

During the forum a legislator and the sheriff said they’re seeing marijuana coming into the state from Colorado where it’s legal.

“I think the other part that is problematic for Iowa is Interstate 80 is a thoroughfare for a lot of traffic that goes from Colorado through Nebraska to our border. One of the things the state of Iowa can do is...

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