"Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man."

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Iowans for Medical Marijuana

September 15, 2014
Radio Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa
Hatch says new cannabis oil law ‘needs more work’
September 15, 2014
Muscatine Journal - Muscatine, Iowa
Branstad: Medical marijuana plans deserve a look — cautiously
September 15, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Stop Iowa's reefer madness
September 14, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Changes in medical marijuana law appear unlikely
September 12, 2014
KJAN Radio - Atlantic, Iowa
Iowa committee backs legalizing medical marijuana
September 12, 2014
WHO TV 13 - Des Moines, Iowa
Company Offers Solutions To Iowa’s Cannabis Law
September 11, 2014
Sioux City Journal - Sioux City, Iowa
Iowa legislative panel supports medical pot change
September 11, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Panel backs medical-marijuana production
September 11, 2014
Fox TV 28 - Cedar Falls, Iowa
Cannabidiol Stands to Change Lives
September 11, 2014
North Iowa Today - Mason City, Iowa
Iowa Senator asks if state’s marijuana law is working as intended
September 11, 2014
Northern Iowan - Cedar Falls, Iowa
Cannabis law makes use impossible
September 10, 2014
Radio Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa
Debate over implementing Iowa’s cannabis oil law continues
September 10, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Demonstrators rally for Mackenzie
September 9, 2014
New York Post - New York, NY
Cancer patient avoids prison for growing marijuana
September 9, 2014
Associated Press
Cancer patient avoids prison for growing marijuana
September 9, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Dying Iowan convicted of drug charges gets probation
September 9, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Mackenzies sentenced to probation
September 8, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Pot-growing cancer patient hopes for probation
September 6, 2014
The Dispatch - Moline, Illinois
Cancer-stricken Mackenzie prepares for pot sentencing
September 2, 2014
Globe Gazette - Mason City, Iowa
More comprehensive medical marijuana law needed (Globe Gazette editorial)
August 26, 2014
Waterloo Courier - Waterloo, Iowa
Families, patients frustrated with Iowa medical marijuana law
August 26, 2014
KCRG TV 9 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Dubuque Family Frustrated by Lack of Progress on Cannabis Oil Law
August 26, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Medical marijuana 'light years away' for Iowa families
August 13, 2014
KTIV TV 4 - Sioux City, Iowa
LAW REVIEW: Making sense of Iowa's medical marijuana law
August 13, 2014
Radio Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa
Six Iowa locations for public hearing on new cannabis oil law
July 14, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Iowa man seeks court help in getting marijuana reclassified

Cannabidiol Implementation Study Committee

Charge: The charge of the committee is to monitor the implementation of the limited legalization of use in this state of cannabidiol, to consider whether the new law is helping the people it is supposed to help, and to review the University of Iowa College of Medicine research study called for by the legislation.
Senate Members: Joe Bolkcom, Temporary Co-chair; Michael Breitbach; William A. Dotzler, Jr.; Charles Schneider; Steven L. Sodders.
House Members: Walt Rogers, Temporary Co-chair; Clel Baudler; John Forbes; Bob M. Kressig; Linda J. Miller.
Meeting: The Cannabidiol Implementation Study Committee will meet on Thursday, September 11, 2014, in Room 116 at the State Capitol. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Cannabidiol Implementation Study Committee - Documents
Interim Study Committee Meeting - September 11, 2014

Please help stop Iowa's war against critically ill Iowans

July 8, 2014 - The entire Mackenzie family was found guilty after being denied the right to tell the truth to a jury. Benton filed a motion for the right to present a medical necessity defense, which the judge promptly denied. We hope the family will appeal to the Iowa Supreme Court and we'll let you know as soon as we know. Sentencing has been scheduled for September 9, 2014, at 2:00 p.m.
June 30, 2014 - the State of Iowa is subjecting a cancer patient and his entire family to a criminal trial for possession of marijuana plants being used to treat the symptoms of cancer. On May 28, 2014, Scott County District Court Judge Henry William Latham II denied the defendant the right to present a defense of medical necessity to a jury of his peers. State of Iowa v. Benton Boyd Mackenzie, No. FECR354410, Scott County District Court, Davenport, IA. Carl Olsen sent a letter to Judge Latham on June 29, 2014, expressing disappointment with the ruling.
August 1, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Iowa veteran moves to Colorado to treat PTSD
July 22, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Mackenzie arrives in Oregon to obtain medical pot
July 21, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Convicted Iowa pot growers head to Oregon
July 18, 2014
KGAN TV 2 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Drug Charges Dropped Against Parents
July 17, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Prosecutor zeroes in on parents of dying man
July 17, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Charges dropped against Mackenzie's parents
July 12, 2014
WHO TV 13 - Des Moines, Iowa
Dying Man Deserves Help from Governor, Iowan Demands
July 12, 2014
The Valley News - Shenandoah, Iowa
Medical marijuana malady
July 11, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
National advocates watching Mackenzie case unfold
July 11, 2014
Iowa Public Radio - Johnston, Iowa
News Buzz: Mackenzie Found Guilty
July 9, 2014
KGAN TV 2 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
IA Cancer Patient Who Grew Marijuana Convicted
July 9, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Dying Iowan convicted in marijuana case
July 8, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Mackenzie, wife, son found guilty in marijuana trial
July 8, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Defense rests in Mackenzie marijuana trial
July 7, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Cancer patient taken to hospital while on trial for growing pot
July 2, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
12 jurors selected in Mackenzie marijuana case
July 1, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
No jurors chosen in Mackenzie marijuana trial
June 30, 2014
The Dispatch - Moline, Illinois
Jury being chosen for medicinal marijuana trial
June 30, 2014
WHBF TV 4 - Rock Island, Illinois
Iowa man on trial for growing marijuana for cancer
June 28, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa needs a broader medical cannabis law
June 4, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Mackenzie family's marijuana trial date set

Candidate Endorsements

May 24, 2014 - We have begun endorsing candidates for the 2014 elections in Iowa. Our candidate questionnaire can be downloaded here. We have endorsed one candidate so far, Hans Erickson for Iowa House District 47. If you would like our endorsement, simply fill out our questionnaire and return it to the address provided.
Iowans for Medical Marijuana began in 1990 when Carl Olsen and two Iowans who receive marijuana legally from the federal government, George McMahon and Barbara Douglass, decided to form an organization to educate Iowans about the medical benefits of cannabis. George and Barbara are also original directors of POT's Board of Directors (Patients Out of Time) (www.medicalcannabis.com), a Virginia based, national medical cannabis educational organization created in 1995. Carl Olsen is also an original member of POT's Board of Advisors.
    In 2006, Iowans for Medical Marijuana incorporated in the state of Iowa for the specific purpose of presenting evidence to the Iowa Board of Pharmacy on marijuana's accepted medical use in treatment in the United States, because state and federal schedule I prohibit anything with accepted medical use in treatment in the United States from being included in that classification.
    In 2008, with the assistance of the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa (www.aclu-ia.org) and Patients Out of Time, we petitioned the Iowa Board of Pharmacy to find that the current classification of marijuana is unlawful.

    National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) - November 12, 2010
    Iowa Board Approved Medical Marijuana Recommendation to Legislature
    National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) - March 3, 2010
    Iowa Board of Pharmacy Recommends Classifying Marijuana as Schedule II Drug

    In 2010, the Iowa Board of Pharmacy ruled unanimously that marijuana is medicine and is no longer lawfully classified. Because our work has gotten so specialized, another organization has recently been formed to represent the interests of patients who are being denied legal access to marijuana in Iowa, Concerned Iowans for Medical Cannabis (CIMC) (www.iowansformedicalcannabis.com). We encourage you to sign up on their website to receive their updates. Their work is reflected in some of the media reports below:

Media Coverage in 2014

July 27, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Medical marijuana advocates want Iowa law expanded
July 14, 2014
KCCI TV 8 - Des Moines, Iowa
Parents hope for legal production, sale of cannabis oil in Iowa
July 2, 2014
WQAD TV 8 - Davenport, Iowa
Iowa’s new medical marijuana law is limited at best
July 1, 2014
KIMT TV 3 - Mason City, Iowa
New Iowa and Minnesota laws are in effect
June 30, 2014
Press-Citizen - Iowa City, Iowa
State’s new medical marijuana law takes effect today
June 28, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Heads up: New Iowa laws take effect Tuesday
June 15, 2014
Sioux City Journal - Sioux City, Iowa
New medical cannabis law raises concerns in Siouxland
June 9, 2014
WHO TV 13 - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa Mothers Urge Federal Marijuana Reclassification
June 7, 2014
WHBF TV 4 - Rock Island, Illinois
Cannabis oil to help local Iowa boy
June 1, 2014
KLJB TV 18 - Davenport, Iowa
Davenport Mom: Cannabis Oil New Beginning for Son
May 31, 2014
KBUR Radio - Burlington, Iowa
Iowa Governor Signs Cannabis Oil Bill
May 31, 2014
The Messenger - Fort Dodge, Iowa
The long path ahead
May 30, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Branstad signs limited medical-marijuana bill
May 30, 2014
KCRG TV 9 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Dubuque Family to use Cannabis oil on 10-month-old Daughter
May 30, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Marijuana trial postponed; defendant loses lawyer
May 30, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Cancer patient: 'If I'm found guilty, I'm a dead man'
May 23, 2014
Iowa Public Television - Johnston, Iowa
Branstad says he'll sign cannabis oil bill
May 23, 2014
Radio Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa
Governor Branstad will sign cannabis oil bill into law
May 21, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
State challenges medical marijuana defense
May 16, 2014
KCCI TV 8 - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowans make trek to Colorado for marijuana
May 15, 2014
KCCI TV 8 - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowans see son smile every day after treatment in Colorado
May 13, 2014
Pilot Tribune - Storm Lake, Iowa
'Soul searching' on marijuana issue
May 12, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Iowa governor Branstad likely to sign cannabis oil bill
May 9, 2014
Iowa Public Television - Johnston, Iowa
Sally Mason on U of Iowa Cannabis Research
May 8, 2014
KGAN TV 2 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Medical Marijuana: Stories of Hope (Part 2)
May 8, 2014
Daily Freeman-Journal - Webster City, Iowa
Branstad 'very likely' to sign cannabis oil bill
May 7, 2014
KGAN TV 2 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Medical Marijuana: Stories of Hope
May 5, 2014
Radio Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa
Hatch urges Branstad to sign cannabis oil bill 'this week'
May 5, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Terry Branstad to give medical marijuana bill "serious consideration"
May 5, 2014
KNIA Radio - Pella, Iowa
Iowa Legislature Passes Medical Cannabis Oil Use Bill
May 2, 2014
Daily Register - Oelwein, Iowa
Schoenjahn votes 'yes' to legalize medical marijuana
May 2, 2014
Globe Gazette - Mason City, Iowa
Mason City mother grateful for passage of cannabis bill
May 2, 2014
KCCI TV 8 - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa families face treacherous trip to get cannabis oil
May 1, 2014
Sioux City Journal - Sioux City, Iowa
Mothers relieved at legislative approval of cannabis oil
May 1, 2014
Bleeding Heartland - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa legislature gives final approval to medical cannabis oil
May 1, 2014
WHO TV 13 - Des Moines, Iowa
CANNABIS OIL: Parents Await Governor’s Decision
May 1, 2014
WQAD TV 8 - Davenport, Iowa
Cannabis-oil treatment one step closer to legalization
May 1, 2014
KGAN TV 2 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Families Hopeful After Cannabis Passes
May 1, 2014
KWQC TV 6 - Davenport, Iowa
Cannabis Oil Offers Hope To Local Family
May 1, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Mom 'ecstatic' about medical marijuana bill
May 1, 2014
KIMT TV 3 - Mason City, Iowa
Early morning medical marijuana vote
May 1, 2014
Iowa State Daily - Ames, Iowa
Medical marijuana bill advances in state legislature
May 1, 2014
KCCI TV 8 - Des Moines, Iowa
UPDATE: Legislature passes cannabis oil bill
May 1, 2014
KGAN TV 2 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Medical Marijuana Oil Bill Passes House
April 30, 2014
KMA Radio - Shenandoah, Iowa
"Hemp Oil" bill passes House
April 30, 2014
Clinton Herald - Clinton, Iowa
After 35 years, a bit of progress on medical marijuana
April 30, 2014
KDLS Radio - Perry, Iowa
Cannabis Oil Bill Still Alive in the Iowa House
April 30, 2014
KBUR Radio - Burlington, Iowa
IA Cannabis Oil Bill Slowly Making its Way Through Legislature
April 29, 2014
Sioux City Journal - Sioux City, Iowa
Iowa House committee approves medical pot bill
April 29, 2014
Globe Gazette - Mason City, Iowa
Marijuana bill headed to House floor
April 29, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa medical marijuana bill takes another step forward
April 29, 2014
WHO TV 13 - Des Moines, Iowa
CANNABIS OIL: House Committee Approves Bill
April 28, 2014
Daily Iowans - Iowa City, Iowa
Medical cannabis bill progresses
April 26, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Listen to Iowans on medicinal marijuana
April 25, 2014
Messenger - Fort Dodge, Iowa
Beall, Behn split on medical cannabis
April 25, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Marijuana oil bill wins initial approval in Iowa House
April 25, 2014
Sioux City Journal - Sioux City, Iowa
Iowa House Public Safety panel approves medical pot bill
April 25, 2014
Globe Gazette - Mason City, Iowa
Family hopes for legalization of medical marijuana
April 25, 2014
Bleeding Heartland - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa Senate approves cannabis oil bill
April 25, 2014
KAAL TV 6 - Austin, Minnesota
Baby's Diagnosis Has Family Hoping for Medical Marijuana
April 25, 2014
KCCI TV 8 - Des Moines, Iowa
Family leaves Iowa for cannabis oil
April 25, 2014
KCRG TV 9 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Dubuque Family Hopeful After Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill
April 25, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
House Public Safety panel approve medical marijuana bill
April 25, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Marijuana oil bill wins initial approval in Iowa House
April 25, 2014
KWWL TV 7 - Waterloo, Iowa
Mother celebrates step in fight for medical marijuana
April 25, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa Senate approves medical cannabis oil bill
April 24, 2014
Iowa Senate Democrats - Des Moines, Iowa
Opening and closing statements medical cannabis oil for epilepsy
April 24, 2014
Sioux City Journal - Sioux City, Iowa
Iowa Senate loosens rules on marijuana oil
April 24, 2014
Waterloo Courier - Waterloo, Iowa
Senators approval limited cannabis oil access
April 24, 2014
ACLU of Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa
The Power of Moms, Children With Epilepsy, and Medical Cannabis
April 24, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Senators approve limited cannabis oil access
April 24, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Medical marijuana bill gets new life in Des Moines
April 23, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Judge to rule on evidence in medical marijuana case
April 23, 2014
Sioux City Journal - Sioux City, Iowa
Iowa lawmakers approve marijuana oil proposal
April 23, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Medical marijuana bill advances in Iowa Legislature
April 22, 2014
KIMT TV 3 - Mason City, Iowa
The medical marijuana movement
April 21, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Parents influence medical marijuana bill
April 21, 2014
The Times Delphic - Des Moines, Iowa
Use of medical marijuana a hot topic among students
April 13, 2014
Muscatine Journal - Muscatine, Iowa
Legalize use of cannabis oil
April 11, 2014
KMA Radio - Shenandoah, Iowa
Forristal: medical marijuana bill unlikely this session
April 10, 2014
Press-Citizen - Iowa City, Iowa
Lawmakers must do the right thing on cannabis
April 10, 2014
Sioux City Journal - Sioux City, Iowa
Mothers' lobbying efforts spur Iowa medical marijuana bill
April 10, 2014
Radio Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa
More movement at statehouse over medical marijuana issue

Links

April 9, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa View: Mothers’ plea to lawmakers: Approve medical cannabis
April 9, 2014
Sioux City Journal - Sioux City, Iowa
Medical marijuana backers winning hearts, votes in Iowa Legislature
April 6, 2014
Sioux City Journal - Sioux City, Iowa
OUR OPINION: State of Iowa should legalize medical marijuana
April 5, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Cannabis oil bill has life; fireworks, gas tax don’t
April 2, 2014
KCCI TV 8 - Des Moines, Iowa
Lawmakers: Bipartisan medical marijuana bill in the works
April 1, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Optimism after medical marijuana meeting
April 1, 2014
Globe Gazette - Mason City, Iowa
Backers of limited cannabis oil hopeful
April 1, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Branstad to hear pitch for medical cannabis
April 1, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Branstad remains skeptical of medical marijuana
March 31, 2014
River to River - Iowa Public Radio
Shifting Views on Medical Cannabis in the Iowa Legislature
March 29, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Chances improving for medical cannabis
March 28, 2014
The Gazette - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
A choice between health, family
March 27, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Hatch pursues legalizing marijuana to treat seizures
March 27, 2014
KLJB TV 18 - Davenport, Iowa
Parent Wants Medical Marijuana Law Changed For Epileptic Child
March 27, 2014
WHO TV 13 - Des Moines, Iowa
STILL HOPE: ‘More Discussions’ On Medical Marijuana Bill
March 21, 2014
Iowa Press - Iowa Public Television
Medical Marijuana
March 26, 2014
WHO TV 13 - Des Moines, Iowa
MEDICAL CANNABIS: Proposed Legislation Announced
March 26, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Hatch pitches plan for medical marijuana in Iowa
March 26, 2014
Iowa Horserace - Des Moines, Iowa
Jack Hatch backs scaled-back medical marijuana bill
March 26, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Hatch seeks late bid by Iowa Legislature to legalize medical marijuana
March 26, 2014
Sioux City Journal - Sioux City, Iowa
Hatch announces renewed medical marijuana effort in Iowa
March 26, 2014
KCCI TV 8 - Des Moines, Iowa
Hatch proposes rewriting marijuana bill
March 25, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Speakers plead for medical pot legalization
March 25, 2014
KAAL TV 6 - Rochester, Minnesota
Iowa Family at Mayo is Pushing for Rx Marijuana
March 25, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Iowa lawmaker proposes medical marijuana law change
March 25, 2014
The Daily Nonpareil - Council Bluffs, Iowa
Lawmakers continue push for medical marijuana
March 24, 2014
Sioux City Journal - Sioux City, Iowa
Medical marijuana advocates plead for legalization at Iowa Statehouse
March 24, 2014
Creston News Advertiser - Creston, Iowa
Lawmakers discuss marijuana for medical use
March 23, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa GOP chair calls for medical pot, leader calls for his ouster
March 22, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
A.J. Spiker: It's time to legalize medical marijuana
March 22, 2014
Waterloo Courier - Waterloo, Iowa
Lawmaker sees bipartisan movement in support of medical marijuana
March 21, 2014
Sioux City Journal - Sioux City, Iowa
Iowa lawmaker sees bipartisan support for medical marijuana
March 21, 2014
Globe Gazette - Mason City, Iowa
Iowa lawmaker sees bipartisan movement in support of medical marijuana
March 21, 2014
Ottumwa Courier - Ottumwa, Iowa
Rozenboom among senators calling for marijuana study
March 21, 2014
Radio Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa
Interim call to legalize medical marijuana just for epileptics
March 21, 2014
The Gazette - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Iowans Deserve the Choice of Treatment
March 21, 2014
The Gazette - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Medical marijuana’s time comes
March 20, 2014
KCRG TV 9 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Dubuque Family Pushing for Medical Marijuana in Iowa
March 20, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa senators dive into marijuana issue
March 19, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Ten Iowa lawmakers request legislative study of medical marijuana
March 17, 2014
Sioux City Journal - Sioux City, Iowa
Poll: Iowans support marijuana for medicinal purposes
March 17, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Medical marijuana draws 81% support from Iowa voters in new poll
March 16, 2014
Waterloo Courier - Waterloo, Iowa
Some Iowa families move to Colorado for medical marijuana
March 15, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Branstad's board ignores sick Iowans
March 13, 2014
KWWL TV 7 - Waterloo, Iowa
Parents respond to Governor's marijuana comments
March 13, 2014
Press-Citizen - Iowa City, Iowa
Our View: Medical marijuana is a job for the Iowa Legislature
March 13, 2014
The Hawk Eye - Burlington, Iowa
Mike Sweet column
March 13, 2014
WHO TV 13 - Des Moines, Iowa
NO AUTHORITY: Pharmacy Board Won’t Regulate Medical Marijuana
March 13, 2014
The Gazette - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Iowa families, out of options, move to Colorado for medical marijuana
March 12, 2014
Press Citizen - Iowa City, Iowa
Area taking 'baby steps' on pot reform
March 12, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Iowa board rules against medical marijuana
March 12, 2014
Waterloo Courier - Waterloo, Iowa
Iowa pharmacy board denies medical marijuana petition
March 12, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Parents, patients ask Iowa board to change rules on marijuana
March 11, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Letter to the editor: Governor's view on marijuana for sick is insensitive
March 11, 2014
The Gazette - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Branstad’s medical marijuana stand is disappointing
March 8, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa View: Medical marijuana OK is a matter of mercy
March 8, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa View: Marijuana isn't recreational for Iowans with chronic pain
March 7, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Legislative leaders: Medical marijuana gaining traction
March 7, 2014
Ankeny Patch - Ankeny, Iowa
Iowa Lawmakers Warming to the Idea of Medical Marijuana
March 6, 2014
Times-Republican - Marshalltown, Iowa
Patients, experts tout benefits of medical marijuana
March 6, 2014
Altoona Herald - Altoona, Iowa
Iowa lawmakers: Medical marijuana gaining traction at Statehouse
March 5, 2014
KCCI TV 8 - Des Moines, Iowa
Lawmaker hopes to legalize medical marijuana next year
March 5, 2014
KCRG TV 9 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Doctors Tell Iowa Lawmakers Medical Marijuana Is Effective
March 2, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
59% back legalizing medical marijuana
February 27, 2014
Muscatine Journal - Muscatine, Iowa
Is it time for an ounce of cure?
February 26, 2014
Daily Iowegian - Centerville, Iowa
Family seeks medicinal marijuana
February 21, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Mackenzie: 'What if I die before the trial?'
February 21, 2014
WOI TV 5 - Ames, Iowa
Sick Iowans are not enough.
February 20, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Medical Marijuana Fails in Statehouse.
February 19, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
West Des Moines mayor, wife unlikely crusaders for medical pot.
February 18, 2014
WHO TV 13 - Des Moines, Iowa
STATEHOUSE HEARING: Medical Marijuana.
February 18, 2014
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Medical marijuana bill fails in Iowa.
February 18, 2014
Sioux City Journal - Sioux City, Iowa
Medical marijuana bill fails in Iowa.
February 18, 2014
The Gazette - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Iowa City lawmaker: Medical marijuana bill unlikely to move this session.
February 18, 2014
KCCI TV 8 - Des Moines, Iowa
Bill to legalize medical marijuana in Iowa introduced.
February 18, 2014
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Medical marijuana bill already dead, says sponsoring senator.
February 17, 2014
WHO Radio - Des Moines, Iowa
Simon Conway
Maria La France on legalizing medical marijuana.
February 10, 2014
WHO TV 13 - Des Moines, Iowa
MARIJUANA MOMS: Iowans Fighting For Their Kids.
January 30, 2014
KCCI TV 8 - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa mother fights to get medical marijuana for her son
January 14, 2014
WHO TV 13 - Des Moines, Iowa
MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Mother Makes Plea

Some Media Coverage from the Iowa City Forum

City Channel 4 - Iowa City
Conversation about Medical Marijuana in Iowa - December 09, 2013

Dr. JenisonThe meeting featured a presentation by the former Medical Director of the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program. Dr. Jenison made a presentation on the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program. In addition, several patients and family members presented their stories at the meeting. There were opportunities to ask questions about the New Mexico program and about the status of advocacy efforts in Iowa.

KCRG TV coverage of Iowa City Forum - Nov. 19, 2013
http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Iowa-City-Meeting-Discusses-Legalization-of-Medical-Marijuana--232612291.html

KGAN TV coverage of Iowa City Forum - Nov. 19, 2013
http://www.cbs2iowa.com/news/features/featured/stories/ui-med-alum-ia-needs-med-marijuana-3002.shtml

Daily Iowan - coverage of Iowa City Forum - Nov. 20, 2013
http://www.dailyiowan.com/2013/11/20/Metro/35789.html

Daily Iowan Editorial - Nov. 20, 2013
http://www.dailyiowan.com/2013/11/20/Opinions/35772.html

WHO TV coverage of family that moved to Colorado to help epileptic daughter - Nov. 19, 2013
http://whotv.com/2013/11/19/marijuana-move-former-iowa-family-moves-to-colorado/

CR Gazette Todd Dorman column - Nov. 18, 2013
http://thegazette.com/2013/11/18/in-new-mexico-medical-marijuana-isnt-a-punch-line/

Press Citizen coverage - Nov. 18, 2013
http://www.press-citizen.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013311190003

Press Citizen Editorial - Nov. 18, 2013
http://www.press-citizen.com/article/20131118/OPINION03/311180011/Our-View-Time-look-N-M-medical-marijuana-plan

Some Media Coverage from the Des Moines Forum

Dr. JenisonThe meeting featured a presentation by the former Medical Director of the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program. Dr. Jenison made a presentation on the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program. In addition, several patients and family members presented their stories at the meeting. There were opportunities to ask questions about the New Mexico program and about the status of advocacy efforts in Iowa.

WHO TV coverage of Des Moines Forum - Dec. 1, 2013
http://whotv.com/2013/12/01/medical-marijuana-new-bill-to-be-debated-in-2014/

Marshalltown Times-Republican coverage of Des Moines Forum - Dec. 2, 2013
http://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/566209/Iowa-lawmaker-still-seeking-medical-marijuana-law.html

ABC News WOI Ames/Des Moines - Dec. 2, 2013
http://www.myabc5.com/story/24117849/iowa-lawmaker-pushes-to-legalize-medical-marijuana
The highlight of the hearing on HF 22 was this quote from former state patrol officer ("road trooper") Clel Baudler, chair of the House Committee on Public Safety, regarding the unanimous ruling in favor of medical marijuana by the Iowa Board of Pharmacy in 2010:
“I still do not understand the board of pharmacy's decision to support medical marijuana and I sure as hell don't agree with it.”
Rep. Clel Baudler (former state trooper for 32 1/2 years), January 31, 2013, at the subcommittee hearing on HF22.  We don't understand why a former law enforcement officer is making medical decisions on behalf of Iowans.

December 1, 2010 - Iowa Department of Public Health Proposed Legislation

November 2, 2010 - Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting Agenda

October 31, 2010 - Press Release by Iowans for Medical Marijuana

September 28, 2010 - Iowa Pharmacy Board Order Denying Petition

September 28, 2010 - Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting Agenda

August 14, 2010 - Iowans for Medical Marijuana Withdraws from Coalition

July 12, 2010 - FOIA Response from U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

June 30, 2010 - FOIA Response from U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

June 29, 2010 - FOIA Response from U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

June 1, 2010 - Iowa Pharmacy Board Meeting Minutes

May 17, 2010 - Response from Carl Olsen to Iowa Governor Chet Culver

May 13, 2010 - Response from Iowa Governor Chet Culver to Carl Olsen

April 18, 2010 - Iowa Medical Society Resolution Supporting Medical Marijuana

April 2, 2010 - Congressional Research Service - Medical Marijuana

March 24, 2010 - FOIA Response from U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

March 23, 2010 - FOIA Request to U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

March 10, 2010 - Position Statement by Iowa Board of Pharmacy

February 17, 2010 - Press Release by Iowa Department of Public Health

For details, see McMahon v. Board of Pharmacy
Every review conducted by the federal statute that makes marijuana illegal has recommended legalization.
The first review, conducted by a commission authorized by the statute and published in 1972, found that, "No conclusive evidence exists of any physical damage, disturbances of bodily processes or proven human fatalities attributable solely to even very high doses of marihuana."
The last review, conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and published in 1988, found that, "Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man."
The Iowa Legislature passed a law recognizing marijuana as a medicine in 1979 and that law is now found in Iowa Code Chapter 124.206(7)(a)(2006).
Why is the Supreme Court of Iowa telling medical marijuana users they cannot present evidence of medical use to a jury? Here's why:

Iowa Marijuana Rescheduling Petition - May 2008 

Why is the Federal Government prosecuting medical marijuana users in states that have passed medical marijuana legislation? Here's why:

Federal Marijuana Rescheduling Petition - May 2008 

DEA Final Ruling - Marijuana Rescheduling Petition - December 2008 

IMM Press Release - December 2007

Press Release - December 2008

United States v. Lynch - Amicus Curiae - July 20, 2008