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Iowa Public Radio: ODCP Director Steve Lukan Incorrectly Cites Out of Date Federal Program, Encourages Iowans To Apply

Apparently Governor Branstad isn’t the only one who can’t get his facts straight on medical cannabis. Listeners of this past Monday’s River to River program on Iowa Public Radio heard a very heated discussion. Steve Lukan, Director of the Iowa Office of Drug Control Policy, admitted that medical cannabis is needed for the people of … Continue reading

Rachael Selmiski Interview on Iowa Public Radio: “I know people have presented me with synthetic forms, but actually the whole plant is very beneficial”

If you missed the medical marijuana discussion on Iowa Public Radio’s River to River program this past Monday, you can either click here to listen to a recording of the show or follow WeedPress on Facebook for transcriptions of the show. Here’s Rachael Selmiski’s interview. Follow her Facebook page Miracle 4 Maggie to find out … Continue reading

Iraq Marine Corps Veteran Logan Edwards Interview on Iowa Public Radio’s River to River Program

If you missed the medical marijuana discussion on Iowa Public Radio’s River to River program this past Monday, you can either click here to listen to a recording of the show or follow WeedPress on Facebook for transcriptions of the show. Here’s Logan Edwards interview, founder of Legalize Iowa: Ben Kieffer: Joining me first of … Continue reading

[Full Transcript] Monday’s Show on Medical Marijuana on Iowa Public Radio’s River to River

If you missed the medical marijuana discussion on Iowa Public Radio’s River to River program this past Monday, here’s a transcript of the show. Audio recording of the show available here. River to River with Iowa Public Radio on IPR Illinois recently became the 20th state to legalize medical marijuana. Some in Iowa are pushing … Continue reading

32 Year Old Epileptic, Travis Peevler: “I turned to marijuana, and it seems to be the best form of medication that helps me in all the ways I need”

Travis Peevler posted on the WeedPress Facebook page: “I’m 32 years old, I’m epileptic with chronic migraines/headaches & sleep trouble. I have been on so many prescriptions for my disorder, every kind of pain medicine you can think of, I’ve tried it! And though some may help some, they always have side effects that don’t … Continue reading

Iowa Couple’s Anonymous Testimony to WeedPress About Diabetes, Chronic Pain: “There have been days we thought about killing ourselves because of the pain being so high”

This comment comes from the comments on Iowan With Chronic Back Pain: “Cannabis has felt like a second chance at life. I just don’t want to feel like a criminal.” Write to me at jkarimi2007@hotmail.com, or comment on the WeedPress Facebook page if you’d like to share your story without exposing yourself. “I was 29 … Continue reading

Iowa: Grittman Family’s Latest Appeal To Legislature to Allow Cannabis For Their Two Year Old, Braedy

The following video, made by Quincy Grittman, the mother of two year old Braedy Grittman, is extremely moving and heartbreaking. How can Governor Branstad can be so misinformed and outdated as to the healing capabilities of the natural cannabis plant? Follow Team Braedy on Facebook to follow this family’s struggle to end their child’s epileptic … Continue reading

Anonymous Iowan With Rheumatoid Arthritis: “2 to 3 hits can make the difference between a restless night of RLS and a decent nights sleep.”

Sent yesterday: “I am a 51 year old woman with what my doctors describe as severe rheumatoid arthritis. I have tried most of the known drugs on the market. Celebrex, Cymbalta — countless others. They all have long term side effects to the heart and other organs. Not to mention side effects like mood changes, … Continue reading

Misinformed Terry Branstad on Medical Marijuana: “It came up before the Iowa Board of Pharmacy. They didn’t take a position.”

Governor Branstad appears to be misinformed as to what his state agencies are doing these days. At the 2012 GOP district convention, when asked about the unanimous 2009 ruling from the Iowa Board of Pharmacy that cannabis has medical value — made after holding four public hearings around the State — Branstad denied the vote … Continue reading

Iowan With Chronic Back Pain: “Cannabis has felt like a second chance at life. I just don’t want to feel like a criminal.”

I received this email the other day: My Story February 2007 I just turned 17 when had my first lower back surgery from a massively herniated disk. I started experiencing upper back pain a couple months later. From that moment on my life went spiraling downhill. I would have to lay on the floor during … Continue reading