archives

Archive for

Iowa Republicans Show Historic Support For Medical Cannabis — Senate Minority Leader Bill Dix says “We’re very open to those discussions.”

Busy week. I’m a bit behind in my blogging — follow WeedPress on Facebook for more upcoming articles. This is, in my opinion, the top story of the past week. From The Gazette on Tuesday: “Senate [Minority] Leader Sen. Bill Dix, R-Shell Rock, said Republicans aren’t responsible for blocking the legislation. “We’re very open to … Continue reading

“No Republican lawmaker was willing to sign onto legislation,” says Joe Bolkcom

Joe Bolkcom said during Tuesday’s news conference at the Capitol: “Unfortunately this morning, we are unable to reach a bipartisan agreement. Even if the legislation is limited to just helping the families who have children with epilepsy. A couple of those families are with us this morning. The simple truth is that no Republican lawmaker … Continue reading

“The Governor supports medical cannabis, because that is the official position of his administration”

While Governor Branstad understandably opposes loosely regulated states like California, Branstad’s administration officially supports medical cannabis. If that confuses you, read on. Longtime cannabis activist Carl Olsen opines: “George McMahon is one of two Iowans who has legally used medical cannabis for over 20 years. George was one of the plaintiffs who sued the Iowa … Continue reading

Iowans who spoke at the 2009 Des Moines medical marijuana hearing before the Iowa Board of Pharmacy

The following is a list of Iowans who spoke at the 2009 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Hearing on medical cannabis in Des Moines, Iowa. See also: These are the Iowans who spoke at the 2009 Iowa City medical marijuana hearing before the Iowa Board of Pharmacy October 7, 2009 Reported by Sue Ann Jones, CSR, … Continue reading

These are the Iowans who spoke at the 2009 Iowa City medical marijuana hearing before the Iowa Board of Pharmacy

The following is a list of Iowans who spoke at the 2009 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Hearing on medical cannabis in Iowa City, Iowa. Follow WeedPress on Facebook for more. See also: Iowans who spoke at the 2009 Des Moines medical marijuana hearing before the Iowa Board of Pharmacy October 7, 2009 Reported by Sue … Continue reading

Iowan with Migraines: “It is impossible to overdose on cannabis, but the pills that doctors prescribe kill people everyday.”

Here’s a testimonial from an Iowan with chronic migraines: “I have been getting migraines since I was about 16. I went to a neurologist at the University of Iowa to see why I was getting headaches that made me vomit and very sensitive to light and sound. Over a period of time I tried four … Continue reading

Controversy at Iowa State: University Bans Cannabis T-Shirts, Student Group Plans Appeal

The ISU chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws T-shirts are causing quite the controversy. Earlier this week, the story was covered in the Iowa State Daily: “Initially, NORML ISU had a T-shirt design approved by the university, which included an image of Cy the mascot and a cannabis leaf. A … Continue reading

Iowan with Depression, ADHD: “I have effectively removed pharmaceuticals from my life and have never been better”

Here’s a testimonial from an Iowan from Mahaska County: “I’ve been on over a dozen medications for depression, anxiety and adhd. Medications children and young adults should not be on. Upon taking control of my life and being solely responsible for my care, I have effectively removed pharmaceuticals from my life and have never been … Continue reading

Iowan with Spinal Stenosis: “I want medical marijuana — and I don’t want to go to jail”

Here’s a testimonial from an Iowan with spinal stenosis: “I have many things wrong with my spine: No L-3 L-4 disc Spinal Stenosis Bone Spurs Spondylolysis Spondylolisthesis Nerve Impingement I have arthritis throughout my spine, in my hands, knees, and ankles. I cannot sleep longer than 3 hours due to pain. I have been prescribed … Continue reading