IOWA: Iowa officials have been moving slowly to implement a law allowing for an extract of marijuana to be used for medical treatment, and advocates say they’ll keep pressing for more access to the drug.
The state Department of Public Health has yet to issue a single marijuana registration card that’s required under the law that passed last year, the Quad-City Times reported. Iowa residents need cards to legally possess marijuana extract purchased in other states.
Maria La France, a mother in Des Moines, said she remains too nervous about being arrested to regularly obtain marijuana oil for her son’s intractable epilepsy, the only condition recognized under the law for marijuana treatment.
“It’s too scary to break the law, too difficult to lose sleep at night. I frankly spend enough time worrying if my child is going to live another week,” La France said.