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

Carl Olsen stands over the scientific evidence that was presented to the Board of Pharmacy in 2009. Experts from all over the world testified in front of the Board before the Board unanimously recommended cannabis be legalized for medical purposes in Iowa. Over 100 Iowans from all over the state testified as well.

Carl Olsen stands over the scientific evidence that was presented to the Board of Pharmacy in 2009. Experts from all over the world testified in front of the Board before the Board unanimously recommended cannabis be legalized for medical purposes in Iowa. Over 100 Iowans from all over the state testified as well.

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 Ann Jones, CSR, RPR

Transcripts available at http://iowamedicalmarijuana.org/pharmacyhearings.aspx

Senator Joe Bolkcom Pages 6-9

Dr. John Stamler, Ophthalmologist, M.D., Ph.D., Pg. 11-12

Carl Olsen, Des Moines, Pg. 12-13

Larry Quigley, Cedar Falls, Patient With Spinal Spasms Pg. 14-19

Lisa Jackson, Crawfordsville, Fibromyalgia, Pg. 19-23

Ron Herman, U of I Drug Information Network, Pg. 23-39

Marni Steadham, Students for Sensible Drug Policy at U of I, Pg. 39-41

Ray Lakers, Des Moines, MS Patient, Pg. 41-49

Jimmy Morrison, Iowa Patients for Medical Marijuana, Pg. 49-52

Gail Klodt, Patient, Pg. 52-57

Stephan Arndt, Director, Iowa Consortium for Substance Abuse Research, Pg 57-59:

1. 57-58: “About 30 percent of the treatment admissions in Iowa are for marijuana abuse or dependence.”

Dr. Deborah Labeau, OB/GYN, Dubuque, Pg. 59-63

2. Pg 61 “I think in this country there’s a general bias against the use of marijuana, primarily because of the propaganda put out by the War on Drugs. This prejudice is misleading and ill-placed in a rational debate on marijuana’s medical advantages…

“I like to think that I’m speaking for many of my colleagues who hesitate to come forward because of this prejudice. When I polled several of my fellow physicians, they confirmed this belief.” (Pg. 62)

“Medical Marijuana deserves a rational debate in our medical community because the ones who lose are the patients who would benefit the most from this treatment.” (Pg. 63)

Dustin Krutsinger, U of I medical student, Pg. 64-66

Jennifer Husmann, Center Junction, Area Substance Abuse Counselor, Pg. 66-76

David King, Columbus Junction, Pg. 76-78

Carolyn Dieterle, Botanist, PTSD Patient, Pg. 79-83

Anthony Harden, Cystic Fibrosis, Pg. 83-86

Ann Du Bois, Fairfield, Pg. 86-98

3. “This work argues the U.S. War on Drugs is a misnomer. We suggest, insteade, that it is secondary to traditional anti-Communist foreign policy concerns. Thus, the War on Drugs serves to mask the U.S. counter-intelligence and paramilitary presence abroad.” A Trojan Horse: Anti-Communism and the War on Drugs, by Bruce Bullington and Alan Block (Pg 95-96)
Robert Manke, Chronic Pain Patient, Pg. 98-108

Dr. Bradford Stiles, Dentist, Iowa City, Pg. 108-116

Terry Mitchell, Degenerative Disk Disease, Pg. 116-118

Dale Todd, Former Chief, Iowa Epilepsy Foundation, Vice Chair of Legal and Public Policy, National Epilepsy Foundation Pg. 118-120

Chris Anderson, Pg. 120-124

Ann Du Bois, Pg. 124-131

Thomas O’Connor, Coralville, Pain Patient, Pg. 132-134

Drew Fischels, Pg. 134-136

Nick Manna, Pg. 137-140

Jim Gierach, Chicago, Attorney, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, Pg. 140-154

Casey Cort, Iowa City, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Patient, Pg. 154-155

Patricia Beaver, North Liberty, Muscle Spasms, Migraines Pg. 155-158

John McCormick, U of I, Pg. 158-165

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