Iowa Mothers Urge Federal Marijuana Reclassification

DES MOINES, Iowa – Two Iowa mothers who successfully lobbied to pass a bill legalizing the use of cannabis oil in the state are now taking their fight to the federal level.

Maria La France and Sally Gaer spoke to Senator Charles Grassley about reclassifying marijuana from a Schedule I to a Schedule II substance.

It would allow the U.S. to research the drug freely and would classify it as a drug with some medicinal value.

The Republican senator thanked the four for the call and asked for more information to be sent to his office.

The women were at the forefront of the fight over cannabis oil this past legislation. Cannabidiol can be used to treat seizure disorders.

Governor Branstad signed off on the law two weeks ago. Starting July 1, parents with a prescription can give the oil to their children but must buy the oil out-of-state.