MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Branstad Meets With Parents
Governor Branstad may be softening on his stance against medical cannabis in Iowa.
Last month the governor said he wouldn’t support any legislation that would legalize marijuana for medical use.
However, Tuesday he met with a group of parents who are pushing legislators to legalize a marijuana oil product.
The oil can be used to treat seizures but cannot be used to get high.
Among the parents at the meeting was Maria La France of Des Moines whose 12-year-old son has a seizure disorder. Earlier this year she pleaded with lawmakers to consider legalizing medical cannabis.
La France says Governor Branstad has promised to investigate cannabis oil more by talking to leaders in other states where it is legal.
She says Branstad would be willing to back the plan if he is assured it won’t lead to more drug abuse in Iowa.