Iowa Medical-Marijuana Proponent Dies Of Cancer

Tassin contended that many other medications doctors prescribe routinely are vastly more dangerous than marijuana.

IOWA: One of Iowa’s clearest voices on behalf of legalized medical marijuana has died before she could see her efforts succeed. Lori Tassin, 44, of Des Moines was a regular presence at the Statehouse last spring, button-holing legislators and testifying about why she and other ill Iowans should have the right to try marijuana. She died Friday of Read the full article…

How Much Does Marijuana Impact Your Driving?

A rigorous federal research study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse offers new data on the effects of marijuana on driving performance.

IOWA:  A rigorous federal research study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse offers new data on the effects of marijuana on driving performance. The exact impact of marijuana on driving ability is a controversial subject—and it’s become more important states continue to loosen their drug laws. And, while drunk driving is on the decline Read the full article…

Poll: Support For Medical Marijuana Grows In Iowa

70% of Iowa adults say they favor legalizing the drug for medical uses, the poll finds. That's up from 59% a year ago and 58% two years ago.

IOWA:  Iowans are warming to the idea of legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes, but most of them still don’t want to make it legal for recreational use, a new Des Moines Register Iowa Poll shows. According to the poll, 70% of Iowa adults say they favor legalizing the drug for medical uses, the Read the full article…

Iowa Officials Slow To Implement Medical Marijuana Oil Law

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.

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 Read the full article…

Expansion Of Medical Marijuana Rule Sought In Iowa

With the 2015 session of the Iowa Legislature looming, advocates continue to push for measures that would loosen the restrictions on the use of marijuana or its derivatives in medical treatments.

IOWA:  Limited use of medical marijuana is legal in Iowa thanks to a law enacted earlier this year. Medical marijuana advocates are not satisfied, however, and continue to press for expansion of that law and other legal changes. With the 2015 session of the Iowa Legislature looming, advocates continue to push for measures that would loosen the Read the full article…

Board Hears Debate Over Reclassification Of Marijuana

A special marijuana review committee will decide if they recommend reclassifying marijuana to the Iowa Board of Pharmacy later this week.

IOWA:  An Iowa Board of Pharmacy committee listened to debate Monday over reclassifying marijuana. Reclassifying marijuana from Schedule 1, highly-abused drugs with no medical use, to Schedule 2, drugs that have medical use, could be a step toward legalizing medicinal marijuana production and distribution in the state. This is the next step proponents said must Read the full article…

Posters Claim Marijuana Shop Opening In Iowa, Property Owners Say No

Iowa Marijuana Company posters says it will be opening in Cedar Rapids or in Iowa City.

IOWA:  Pictures came into our newsroom, showing Iowa Marijuana Company posters at a Cedar Rapids building, but when we checked it out, they were gone. “One of our former employees said ‘have you seen the signs on the front of your building,’” said John Wasta, one of the building’s owners. The building’s owners took the Read the full article…

Changes In Iowa Medical Marijuana Law Appear Unlikely

After listening to the parents' testimony, a special legislative committee voted 6-4 Thursday to recommend that Iowa allow a strictly regulated system of producing and distributing medical marijuana to approved patients.

IOWA:  Iowa is unlikely to expand its limited medical marijuana law soon, a leading legislator said. “I think we made the changes that we made last year, and we’ll want to see how it works” before debating the issue further, House Speaker Kraig Paulsen said. The Republican from Hiawatha said he doubted members of his Read the full article…

Iowa’s Medical Marijuana Program Creates “Extra Burdens” For Families, Critics Say

With the 2015 session of the Iowa Legislature looming, advocates continue to push for measures that would loosen the restrictions on the use of marijuana or its derivatives in medical treatments.

IOWA:  Patients with severe epilepsy appreciate the medical cannabis oil program that Iowa lawmakers approved earlier this year — but they say its provisions create significant hurdles for those who want to use the program. “I’d like to see the process made easier for the families,” Mount Vernon resident Keith Andrews said Tuesday. “They’re going Read the full article…

Iowa’s New Medical Marijuana Law Takes Effect Today

"She's in pain, it seems like, all the time," April Stumpf said of her daughter, who has a severe neurological disease and is on a long list of daily medications.

IOWA:  Quinn Stumpf’s first two years of life have been painful for her and heartbreaking for her family. She’s endured 150-plus doctor visits and eight hospitalizations. Her nights are sleepless, often getting just a couple hours of rest. And she suffers from seizures off and on throughout the day. “She’s in pain, it seems like, Read the full article…