Pella Chronicle

CNHI/Southeast Iowa

February 26, 2014

Family seeks medicinal marijuana

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Charolette’s Web is an oil, very low in tetrahydrocannabidiol, which is what gives users a high, and very high in cannabidiol, which is considered to have medicinal properties.

Laura is a member of the Concerned Iowans for Medical Cannabis. The group has been lobbying Iowa legislators, the Iowa Board of Pharmacy and Gov. Brandstad’s office since December educating as many as possible on the benefits of a highly regulated, physician run medical cannabis program modeled after New Mexico’s program so that Iowans who have run out of FDA approved medications for their fragile medical conditions can have safe access to medical marijuana.

Laura said it was a difficult decision to come forward and support medicinal marijuana.

“I’m not interested in recreational use. That’s not my battle,” Laura said. “My interest is in medicine. The health of my loved one and my friends. To me this is a human rights issue. We don’t have a cure and we have tried and failed everything else.”

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