Iowa Mothers Urge Federal Marijuana Reclassification

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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.


  • BrutallyHonest

    This new law is a joke. Its legal, but you have to buy it from another state, which now makes it a federal offense to transport it accross state lines. Way to go Iowa!

    • dave

      You are so right. Iowa will let you have it if you can keep from getting busted by the feds from Oregon to here. Not to mention it only helps the people with money my daughter could really use this but I can’t afford to go to Oregon to get it and I don’t want to risk federal charges not to mention state charged from every state across there from Oregon. Brandstad is really backwards on this it helps no one, I can’t believe these people even went for this. The only thing he’s help you do is get prison time. Got to keep them private prisons full you know.

  • caliboss

    the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13

    ENLIGHTENMENT…i was a brainwashed evil, mean, christian conservative until i tried it at 17 years old…i hated gays, immigrants, women’s rights, blacks, marijuana, i was Rush Limbaugh’s #1 fan….until i smoked marijuana….changed the world

    1000s of my friends and family have grown 30-99 plants for 20 years, thanks for keeping prices high and NORCAL wealthy…#1 crop in cali = $15 Billion Untaxed…

    “any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death” – cali secret 420

    from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

    20 years behind us southern states and NEW YORK, sad and scary….nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states and more blacks are in prison then were slaves before the civil war…even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice…no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol…not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

    Deaths by Alcohol: Millions
    Deaths by Tobacco: Millions
    Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
    Deaths by Guns: Millions
    Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
    Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever…they are killing my American family while denying freedom

    love and freedom forever


  • MrD

    Good work by these ladies to continue to fight for what they believe in and for others. Every step forward is a positive step. Hopefully others will join their cause and help them change these laws. Call your senators, congressmen, and lawmakers.

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