It took until the early hours of Saturday morning, but the state House of…Read More
Iowans fight for the right to use medical marijuana With statements like “85% of…Read More
By O. Kay Henderson | Published in Radio Iowa A bill under consideration at…Read More
Published in NORML.org Two separate pieces of legislation that seek to allow the physician…Read More
This increase in support may reflect a perception of greater need for medical marijuana as a person ages,” said Thomas Arce, a UI undergraduate student involved with the poll.
Last month, the Iowa Board of Pharmacy voted unanimously to draft legislation that would change the designation of marijuana from a Schedule 1 to a Schedule 2 drug. That change would mean the state officially recognizes the drug has some medical qualities.Read More
In a brilliant application of “think globally, act locally,” Olsen, a resident of Iowa brought a suit in state court against the Iowa Board of Pharmacy, to force them to follow the law, and make this very change in Iowa’s own version of the CSA which mirrors the Federal Government’s statute. Carl won in court. A Iowa state judge ruled that the Iowa BOP was required to review the parameters of the classification under the Iowa CSA. This led to a series of hearings which included a review of the science behind the claims.Read More
The Iowa Medical Society is backing an effort to reclassify marijuana in the state to make it easier for scientists to study the drug’s potential benefits for sick people. The group represents around 4,600 physicians.Read More
As the Iowa Board of Pharmacy (BOP) listens to Patients Out Of Time, a medical marijuana patient advocacy group made up of physicians on the medicinal benefits of medical cannabis. Al Byrne, a member of the group, delivered some 50,000 pages of medical marijuana research supporting the effectiveness of marijuana as medicine, as part of a larger presentation to the Board. This extensive compilation of research is exactly the type of platform necessary for this type of dialogue because the Iowa BOP called public hearings throughout the state to help determine whether a reclassification of the plant so that marijuana may be used for research and treatment.
Patients Out of Time will be holding their bi-annual medical marijuana conference this coming April 16-18 in Warrick, Rhode Island.Read More