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  1. Ron Strider

    Risk, Possible Rewards For Iowa's First Medical Marijuana Manufacturer

    Chris Nelson knows he initially may lose money as Iowa's first licensed medical cannabis manufacturer. But if the state continues to develop its medical marijuana program, taking cues from other states with fewer restrictions, Nelson will be in on Iowa's ground floor of an industry projected...
  2. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana Cream, Suppositories And Inhalers Expected In Iowa

    The Des Moines company selected to grow marijuana and manufacture medical cannabis products would like to produce tinctures, creams, soft gels, suppositories and even inhalers that allow patients with a variety of ailments to get customized therapies. "We want to create efficacious doses...
  3. Ron Strider

    Medical-Marijuana Firms May Have Been Dissuaded By Iowa's Fees And Restrictions

    Potential medical-marijuana production companies might have shied away from Iowa’s new program because of high fees and a relatively small number of patients who could qualify, a top state administrator said Friday. Just one company, MedPharm Iowa, applied for a state license to grow marijuana...
  4. Ron Strider

    Four Questions With Leader Of Iowa Medical Marijuana Board

    A new state advisory panel charged with helping implement an expanded medical marijuana law in Iowa is trying to balance the demands of an expedited timeline with a go-slow desire to avoid pitfalls that may accompany the experiment to widen the approved uses of cannabidiol. "I think the state...
  5. Ron Strider

    AG Tells Agency To Halt Part Of Iowa's Medical Marijuana Law

    An unusual attempt by Iowa to work with another state to transport medical marijuana oil across state lines is on hold amid legal concerns it could invite scrutiny from the federal government. The Iowa Attorney General's office advised the Iowa Department of Public Health this month that it...
  6. Ron Strider

    IA: Recreational Marijuana Makes Economic Sense

    Setting aside prejudice and stereotypes, it makes economic sense to legalize recreational marijuana in Iowa. Given that Iowa is currently in the midst of a bit of a budgetary quandary, it would make sense to try to raise more funds by taxing the sale of marijuana instead of raising other taxes...
  7. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana Businesses Unsure About Future In Iowa

    Iowa's medical marijuana oil program will start in weeks, but obtaining the medicine will be difficult and manufacturers said it's unclear if the state's effort will be viable. Although the cannabis oil program approved during the last legislative session will begin July 1, there is no...
  8. Ron Strider

    Iowa Expands Medical Marijuana; To Strike Deal With Minnesota For Quicker Access

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad on Monday signed a bill to expand access to medical marijuana in his state, but it might take as long as 18 months before patients with cancer and other diseases can get the drug in Iowa, as the state has to find growers and license distributors. In the meantime...
  9. Ron Strider

    Iowa Looks To Team Up With Minnesota For Medical Marijuana

    Top state lawmakers are trying to work out a system allowing Iowa residents to start buying medical marijuana oils and pills in Minnesota, a novel arrangement that could raise issues with the federal government. Iowa could join more than two dozen states with medical marijuana programs under...
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    A Chance To Reform Iowa Marijuana Laws

    Iowa has fallen behind the rest of the nation. The vast majority of Americans now live in places with safe access to medical marijuana. Eight states have legalized small amounts of marijuana for recreational use, and 17 other state legislatures are considering bills to do so right now...
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    Iowa State University Loses Appeal In Marijuana T-Shirt Case

    Des Moines, Iowa – In a case that free speech advocates are calling a victory for college students everywhere regardless of their political views, a federal appeals court on Monday ruled that Iowa State University cannot prevent a marijuana law reform advocacy group from distributing a T-shirt...
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    Medical Cannabis Could See Movement In Iowa

    With Iowa's limited medical cannabis laws set to expire in July, state legislators and medical marijuana advocates say they see an opportunity to rewrite a more comprehensive set of rules when the Legislature reconvenes in January. Rep. Clel Baudler, R-Greenfield, said he plans to propose a...
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    Medical Cannabis Could See Movement In Iowa

    With Iowa's limited medical cannabis laws set to expire in July, state legislators and medical marijuana advocates say they see an opportunity to rewrite a more comprehensive set of rules when the Legislature reconvenes in January. Rep. Clel Baudler, R-Greenfield, said he plans to propose a...
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    State Legislators Consider Hemp In Iowa

    Des Moines, Iowa - Could Iowa soon see a new cash crop, among our fields of corn and soybeans? The big topic at the State Capitol Monday was hemp. Three of the six members of the Hemp Program Study Committee are farmers, and they seemed receptive for the most part. "Hemp can make paper...
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    Iowans Push For Expanded Medical Cannabis Options

    Des Moines - Sick and suffering Iowans went to the Iowa Capitol building Tuesday to urge voters to research legislative candidates' position on expanding access to medical cannabis that they and their children need before casting their ballots in the 2016 election. "Disease isn't partisan,"...
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    Iowans Push For Expanded Medical Cannabis Options

    Des Moines - Sick and suffering Iowans went to the Iowa Capitol building Tuesday to urge voters to research legislative candidates' position on expanding access to medical cannabis that they and their children need before casting their ballots in the 2016 election. "Disease isn't partisan,"...
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    Advocates Ask Iowans To Press Politicians On Medical Marijuana Law

    The group "Iowans 4 Medical Cannabis" is urging Iowa voters to press this year's political candidates to support legalizing marijuana for broad medical use. "We are asking voters to ask their candidate what they will do to help suffering Iowans who need access to this treatment option in...
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    Advocates Ask Iowans To Press Politicians On Medical Marijuana Law

    The group "Iowans 4 Medical Cannabis" is urging Iowa voters to press this year's political candidates to support legalizing marijuana for broad medical use. "We are asking voters to ask their candidate what they will do to help suffering Iowans who need access to this treatment option in...
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    Forristall - Medical Marijuana Study Results Could Influence Iowa Law

    An Iowa lawmaker said Wednesday the Legislature might revisit the state's medical marijuana law if a study at the University of Nebraska Medical Center produces positive results. UNMC is recruiting Nebraska residents for a clinical trial that investigates the use of cannabidiol in patients...
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    Forristall - Medical Marijuana Study Results Could Influence Iowa Law

    An Iowa lawmaker said Wednesday the Legislature might revisit the state's medical marijuana law if a study at the University of Nebraska Medical Center produces positive results. UNMC is recruiting Nebraska residents for a clinical trial that investigates the use of cannabidiol in patients...