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[VIDEO] Des Moines Public Library, “A Sensible Conversation about Medical Cannabis in Iowa,” December 2nd 2013

Senator Joe Bolkcom has uploaded these videos to his YouTube channel for anyone who couldn’t attend the December 2nd discussion on medical cannabis at the Des Moines Public Library. You can also see video of the Iowa City hearing here courtesy of Iowa City Cable TV. Legislators in attendance at this event: Representative Bruce Hunter … Continue reading

7 Iowan Featured Sunday in Quad City Times: “Faces of Medical Marijuana in Iowa”

Sunday’s edition of the Quad City Times had a large spread covering the real Iowans who are asking medical cannabis be legalized. Directly refuting the Branstad administration’s Office of Drug Control Policy talking points, these seven stories are representative of hundreds of Iowans around the state who don’t care who profits — they just want … Continue reading

[VIDEO] Iowa City Public Library: A Conversation about Medical Marijuana in Iowa — November 19th, 2013

If you were unable to attend the medical cannabis hearings around the state over the past few weeks, not to worry — video of the Iowa City hearing is available online here. Huge thanks to Iowa City Cable TV for producing this video! Follow WeedPress on Facebook. If you’d like your story heard by legislators … Continue reading

BREAKING: FDA Approves Trials for Cannabis-Based Epilepsy Medicine

From The Joint Blog: The U.S. Federal Drug Administration has given unprecedented approval for two separate trials of Epidiolex, a liquid medicine made entirely of cannabis; the substance contains 98% cannabidiol, a nonpsychoactive compound found in cannabis – the remaining 2% consist of various trace amounts of other cannabinoids. The studies will be led by … Continue reading

Iowa Supporters: Make A Statement About How You Feel About A Strict Medical Cannabis Program

Maria la France, mother of 12 year old epileptic Quincy, has made an easy to use form to allow Iowans to show their support for medical cannabis in 2014. Click here to show your support. Below is a letter from Maria: Fellow Iowans, As you may know, I’m trying to obtain legal access to medical … Continue reading

Iowan with Spinal Stenosis: “We’ll treat you with surgery, radiation, toxic levels of opiates and pharmaceuticals, but when it backfires, we’ll threaten you with fines and jail if you try to treat yourself with a natural plant”

Here’s another testimonial from an Iowan who wishes to remain anonymous. Follow WeedPress on Facebook. If you’d like your story heard by legislators this next session, email me at, or write to me on the Iowa Patients for Medical Marijuana Facebook page. You can remain anonymous if you’d like. I’ll publish your story here … Continue reading

Anonymous Iowan: “It was the first time in years that I was completely free from pain.”

I’m an Iowan, and I use cannabis as a medicine. I’ve led a fairly normal, small town Iowa middle class life. My parents were Republican small business owners that went to church every Sunday. I was raised to be a responsible, ethical, hardworking Christian young man. I was a straight A student all throughout my … Continue reading

Iowa Senator wrote me last night to ask if medical cannabis is a ploy for full legalization. Here’s my response.

I received this email last night from a Republican in the Iowa Senate: Hi Jason- The comment I have heard most among legislators is that the “medical marijuana” issue is being used to move towards legalizing it for everyone. Is that right? What do you think?” Here’s my response: Hi xxxxxx, Thank you very much … Continue reading

November Sets New Record for WeedPress As Patients Continue to Send Letters About Their Struggles

Last month saw more media attention on the issue of medical cannabis than I’ve ever seen — and it’s mostly due to the patients that have been pushing this issue and coming forward. Senator Bolkcom said we needed to gather patient testimonials, and patients have responded since I put the call out on the Iowa … Continue reading

West Des Moines Mayor’s Wife on Iowa Public Radio: “None of these children will ever drive a car or fly an airplane. They just need help for their seizures.”

Meet Steve and Sally Gaer. Steve Gaer is the Mayor of West Des Moines. Steve and Sally attended last night’s medical cannabis discussion at the downtown Des Moines Public Library (see Channel 5 News coverage of the event here.) Last Monday, Sally Gaer called into Iowa Public Radio’s River to River program to talk about … Continue reading

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