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Iowa Veteran Writes WeedPress Anonymously: “I Have Been Prescribed Several Highly Addicting Medications”

The following is a letter from an Iowa veteran who wishes to remain anonymous. Follow WeedPress on Facebook. If you’d like your story heard by legislators this next session, email me at jkarimi2007@hotmail.com. Don’t put anything incriminating in your letter, and you can remain anonymous if you’d like. I’ll publish your story here on WeedPress … Continue reading

Dr. Alan Koslow Speech on Medical Cannabis in Des Moines, Iowa: “Smoked Marijuana Is A Safe, Effective Therapeutic Agent”

Dr. Alan Koslow is a Director of Iowa Patients for Medical Marijuana. Transcripts of Dr. Koslow’s full speech available here on pages 84-99. Follow WeedPress on Facebook. If you’d like your story heard by legislators this next session, email me at jkarimi2007@hotmail.com. Don’t put anything incriminating in your letter, and you can remain anonymous if … Continue reading

Iowan Dr. Ed Hertko: “Available Prescription Drugs Often Come With Far More Serious Side Effects Than Marijuana”

The following speech was given by Dr. Ed Hertko at the 2009 Iowa Board of Pharmacy hearing on medical cannabis in Des Moines, Iowa. Transcript of speech available here on page 37 – 48. “I’ll read my paper, which I called “Déjà vu. Medical Marijuana, Where Are You?” Ladies and gentlemen of the Iowa Board … Continue reading

Iowa Cancer Patient: “I Have To Go Against The Laws. I’m a Church-Going Person.”

“I have pancreatic cancer. I have thyroid cancer. I’m in Stage IV. I don’t know how much longer I have left… I called down here first. I’m 67 years old, and I lost my mother last year at 90 with colon cancer, and I was afraid. I don’t have a record, a police record, and … Continue reading

Another Iowa Family Looks To Move To Colorado To Get Cannabis Treatment For Two Year Olds Epileptic Seizures

Meet Braedy Grittman. Braedy, at two years old, is the third young Iowan with epilepsy featured on WeedPress since I put out a call on the Iowa Patients for Medical Marijuana Facebook page asking for people to come forward and share their stories. Doctors said he would only live to be 6 months old — … Continue reading

Iowan With Cerebral Palsy Says Cannabis Helped Her Post Traumatic Stress Disorder After Being Raped — 2009 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Hearing

Transcript of Jacqueline Patterson’s testimony available on pages 102-106 of the 2009 Des Moines medical cannabis hearing. I moved to – I moved to Iowa following a really brutal rape when I was – it was right after I turned 19. And I came up here because of the community – because of the community … Continue reading

Carl’s Cannabis Corner — Sundays at 1 PM Central on the Time 4 Hemp Network

I had the great pleasure of cohosting Carl’s Cannabis Corner today with Carl Olsen today on the Time 4 Hemp network. Good discussion about how California has failed to protect its patients from the federal government — and what California can do about it. Audio from the show available here. Today’s guest was: Dr. David … Continue reading

A Father’s Testimony About Cannabis Successfully Treating His Son’s Epilepsy — Des Moines Iowa Board of Pharmacy Hearing, 2009

This is a speech given at the 2009 Des Moines Iowa Board of Pharmacy hearing on medical marijuana. Entire speech as transcribed by court reporter seen here on pages 106-115. All I have is a story. It’s not a story about me. It’s a story about my son. I would prefer and perhaps you would … Continue reading

Carl Olsen Wins in Court Again Against Iowa Board of Pharmacy; Trial Set for January 4th

From Carl Olsen’s blog: Polk County Iowa Dis­trict Court Judge Scott Rosen­berg ruled against the Iowa Board of Pharmacy’s motion to dis­miss today in Carl Olsen v. Iowa Board of Phar­macy, No. CVCV045505. Rea­son­ing that fail­ure of the board to advise the leg­is­la­ture annu­ally, as required by Iowa law, was an ongo­ing injury capa­ble of … Continue reading

Ethan Nadelmann: We Hit A Drug Policy Tipping Point

H/t Legalize Iowa. Follow them on Facebook! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ5ZAcgZrkc: Follow WeedPress on Facebook