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Speakers: Iowa's medical marijuana law needs work

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 27 2014 10:05AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Speakers at an administrative hearing say they're frustrated at the difficulty in obtaining a marijuana extract despite Iowa's new law.

Sally Gaer, of West Des Moines, and Kim Novy, of Altoona, made the comments Tuesday after a state Department of Public Health hearing on the issue. Both women say they have epileptic children who would benefit from the extract.

Gaer says the law, which decriminalizes possession of a marijuana extract for patients, offers no legal method for growing or selling the product in the state, and lawmakers are still working on issuing registration cards to allow residents to possess extract purchased in other states.

Health official Deborah Thompson says officials hope to issue registration cards by the end of the year.

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Topics : Social Issues
Location : Des MoinesIowa
08/27/2014 10:05AM
Speakers: Iowa's medical marijuana law needs work
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