News Stories from 2017

July 2017

July 18, 2017
WOI TV 5 - Ames, Iowa
How to apply for an Iowa medical marijuana license
July 18, 2017
The Gazette - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Libertarian Iowa gubernatorial candidate calls for ‘real changes’

June 2017

June 30, 2017
KCII Radio - Washington, Iowa
New State Cannabis Oil Program Expands this July
June 27, 2017
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Editorial: Sessions’ stance is a threat to Iowa medical marijuana law
June 26, 2017
KCCI TV 8 - Des Moines, Iowa
KCCI Close Up: Medical cannabis program
June 26, 2017
Iowa Public Radio - Johnston, Iowa
After Two Years, Medical Cannabis Still Not Profitable in Minnesota
June 23, 2017
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Editorial: Jeff Sessions eyes pot crackdown on Iowa, Illinois
June 19, 2017
WHO Radio - Des Moines, Iowa
New Iowa Medical Marijuana Oil law begins process
June 19, 2017
KCCI TV 8 - Des Moines, Iowa
Registration begins for medical marijuana patients in Iowa
June 19, 2017
KCRG TV 9 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Medical marijuana applications available today
June 18, 2017
WOI TV 5 - Ames, Iowa
UPDATE: Medical marijuana card applications available starting Today
June 16, 2017
Globe Gazette - Mason City, Iowa
Sessions wants flexibility to prosecute Iowa medical marijuana program
June 13, 2017
WOI TV 5 - Ames, Iowa
IDPH Announces Next Step for Medical Marijuana
June 13, 2017
Iowa Public Radio - Johnston, Iowa
More Iowans Allowed to Use, But Not Buy, Medical Marijuana
June 12, 2017
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa Legislature’s medical marijuana law leaves much to be desired
June 12, 2017
N'West Iowa - Sheldon, Iowa
The cannabis connection
June 9, 2017
Radio Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa
‘Challenging’ deadlines in Iowa’s new medical marijuana law
June 8, 2017
Radio Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa
Emergency rules proposed for Iowa’s medical cannabis cards
June 6, 2017
Bleading Heartland - Des Moines, Iowa
Let's not forget who made Iowa's new medical cannabis law so useless
June 4, 2017
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Medical marijuana businesses unsure about future in Iowa

May 2017

May 30, 2017
N'West Iowa - Sheldon, Iowa
Marijuana is topic in debate
May 20, 2017
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Editorial: Will Minnesota be able to help Iowa solve its medical marijuana problem?
May 17, 2017
Sioux City Journal - Sioux City, Iowa
OUR OPINION: Iowa takes another positive step on medical marijuana
May 16, 2017
WOI TV 5 - Ames, Iowa
Medical Marijuana Cultivator Wants to be in Iowa
May 13, 2017
Bleading Heartland - Des Moines, Iowa
24 things that won't happen under Iowa's new medical cannabis law
May 12, 2017
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Branstad signs medical cannabis expansion into law
May 12, 2017
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Medical marijuana expanding in Iowa after Branstad OKs bill
May 12, 2017
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa looks to team up with Minnesota for medical marijuana
May 5, 2017
The Gazette - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
A step forward on medical marijuana in Iowa
May 5, 2017
KWWL TV 7 - Waterloo, Iowa
Some Iowans feel left out with new Medical Marijuana bill
May 2, 2017
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Medical cannabis oil bill doesn’t go far enough to help Iowans
May 2, 2017
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
How Republican legislators got on board with medical cannabis oil

April 2017

April 28, 2017
Daily News - Newton, Iowa
Medical cannabis oil expansion a tiny step in the right direction
April 28, 2017
WOI TV 5 - Ames, Iowa
Journey to Legislation: Medical marijuana in Iowa
April 27, 2017
The Gazette - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
More work to do on medical cannabis
April 26, 2017
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
The strange Iowa political trip for medical marijuana
April 25, 2017
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Basu: New medical cannabis bill is nearly as weak as the first
April 24, 2017
KGLO Radio - Mason City, Iowa
Governor pleased with legislature’s medical marijuana compromise
April 24, 2017
KCRG TV 9 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Gov. Branstad to likely sign medical marijuana bill
April 24, 2017
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Branstad ‘likely’ to sign medical cannabis oil expansion into law
April 24, 2017
The Gazette - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Branstad likely to sign Iowa medical cannabis law
April 24, 2017
Radio Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa
Governor pleased with legislature’s medical marijuana compromise (AUDIO)
April 22, 2017
KCCI TV 8 - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa lawmakers OK expansion of medical marijuana oil program
April 22, 2017
The Courier - Waterloo, Iowa
Kressig pleased with action on medical cannabis
April 22, 2017
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa Legislature approves last-minute expansion of medical cannabis oil program
April 22, 2017
WHO Radio - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa House passes greatly weakened Medical Marijuana Bill from Senate version
April 22, 2017
Radio Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa legislature approves broader medical marijuana law
April 22, 2017
WOI TV 5 - Ames, Iowa
Breaking: session ends, med marijuana bill passes
April 22, 2017
Telegraph Herald - Dubuque, Iowa
Medical marijuana bill a sign for hope and concern for eastern Iowa families, officials
April 21, 2017
WOI TV 5 - Ames, Iowa
Medical Marijuana Debate Delayed at Statehouse
April 21, 2017
KCIM Radio - Carroll, Iowa
Grassley Says ‘Some Consideration’ Should Be Given To Passing The Use Of Medical Marijuana
April 21, 2017
The Gazette - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
What is the Iowa House afraid of?
April 20, 2017
KGAN TV 2 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Advocates continue push for medical marijuana bill, but final version remains to be seen
April 20, 2017
Iowa State Daily - Ames, Iowa
Editorial: Medical marijuana bill deserves support
April 20, 2017
The Courier - Waterloo, Iowa
Upmeyer: We’ll at least extend medical cannabis
April 20, 2017
KCCI TV 8 - Des Moines, Iowa
Legislators search for compromise on medical marijuana bill
April 20, 2017
Daily Iowan - Iowa City, Iowa
Custardo: Dear Iowa: You’re one step closer
April 18, 2017
KJAN Radio - Atlantic, Iowa
On 45-5 vote, Iowa Senate passes ‘Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act’
April 18, 2017
North Iowa Today - Mason City, Iowa
Medical cannabis bill passes Iowa Senate
April 18, 2017
KWWL TV 7 - Waterloo, Iowa
Iowa Senate passes medical marijuana bill
April 17, 2017
KGAN TV 2 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Iowa Senate passes medical marijuana bill, now goes to House
April 17, 2017
WHO Radio - Des Moines, Iowa
Medical marijuana expansion gets Iowa Senate approval
April 17, 2017
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Legal medical marijuana passes Iowa Senate on 45-5 vote
April 17, 2017
WOI TV 5 - Ames, Iowa
Debate over medical marijuana underway
April 15, 2017
KNIA Radio - Knoxville, Iowa
Medical Marijuana Bill Advancing in Iowa Senate
April 14, 2017
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Forbes: Will House Republicans hear pleas of those in chronic pain?
April 14, 2017
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Schneider: Medical Cannabis bill receives bipartisan support
April 14, 2017
KIWA Radio - Sheldon, Iowa
Medical Marijuana Bill Headed For Senate Floor
April 14, 2017
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Editorial: Iowa House won't budge on pot
April 13, 2017
Radio Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa
Senate’s medical marijuana bill faces opposition in House
April 12, 2017
KWWL TV 7 - Waterloo, Iowa
Relief for chronic pain: Family looks to medical marijuana
April 12, 2017
Bleading Heartland - Des Moines, Iowa
Broad medical cannabis bill moving fast in Iowa Senate
April 12, 2017
KGAN TV 2 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
VIDEO: Senate lawmakers taking quick action on medical marijuana bill
April 12, 2017
Globe Gazette - Mason City, Iowa
Iowa Senators eye expanded medical marijuana
April 12, 2017
WHO TV 13 - Des Moines, Iowa
Medical Marijuana Bill Moves Ahead at State Capitol
April 12, 2017
Iowa Public Radio - Johnston, Iowa
Advocates Plead for Medical Marijuana; Senate Committee Approves Bill
April 12, 2017
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Medical marijuana bill on fast track in Iowa Senate.
April 11, 2017
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
New push for medical marijuana in Iowa Senate
April 11, 2017
Daily Iowan - Iowa City, Iowa
Pillard: Dear Iowa: Decriminalize cannabis

March 2017

March 30, 2017
Bleading Heartland - Des Moines, Iowa
A closeted marijuana smoker's view of prejudice in the Iowa Code
March 30, 2017
Lazer 103.3 FM - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa Teenager Talks Medical Marijuana with Iowa Lawmakers
March 28, 2017
KCCI TV 8 - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa teen advocates for cannabis oil in Washington
March 27, 2017
KGLO Radio - Mason City, Iowa
Upmeyer says legislators working on medical marijuana issue
March 18, 2017
Bleading Heartland - Des Moines, Iowa
Key senator confident Iowa Senate will pass bipartisan medical cannabis bill
March 13, 2017
The Gazette - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Ground Floor: Cedar Rapids store touts benefit of medical marijuana
March 7, 2017
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Schneider: Workers’ compensation, medical cannabis bills would help Iowa
March 5, 2017
Sioux City Journal - Sioux City, Iowa
MURPHY: Medical marijuana's long, strange trip
March 2, 2017
Radio Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa
Medical marijuana among issues legislators rushing to address
March 2, 2017
The Gazette - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Cannabis gets kicked once again at the Statehouse
March 2, 2017
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Limited medical marijuana bill advances, but expansion proposal falters
March 2, 2017
WHO Radio - Des Moines, Iowa
Limited marijuana oil bill advances with criticism in Iowa

February 2017

February 28, 2017
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa Republicans divided as new medical marijuana legislation introduced
February 28, 2017
KGAN TV 2 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Iowans say new House bill repealing end date of medical cannabidiol program isn't enough
February 24, 2017
Bleeding Heartland - Des Moines, Iowa
We all need to come together to make medical cannabis work in Iowa
February 24, 2017
Radio Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa
Cannabis oil bill ‘shot through with holes,’ and stalls
February 23, 2017
The Gazette - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Iowa Politics Today: Bill for expanded medical use of cannabis oil stalls day after it was introduced to committee
February 23, 2017
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Forbes: Medical cannabis legalization is chance for bipartisan agreement
February 22, 2017
KCRG TV 9 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Iowa House panel OKs medical marijuana oil bill
February 22, 2017
The Gazette - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Bill would extend, expand Iowa's medical cannabis program
February 22, 2017
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Legislative panel advances medical marijuana expansion
February 22, 2017
Iowa Public Radio - Johnston, Iowa
Medical Marijuana Bill Advances; Similar Bill Failed Last Year
February 22, 2017
Radio Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa
Medical marijuana bill clears first House hurdle
February 22, 2017
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Bill would extend, expand Iowa’s medical cannabis program
February 21, 2017
KGAN TV 2 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
VIDEO: House bill aims to expand medical marijuana access
February 21, 2017
WHO Radio - Des Moines, Iowa
New medical marijuana bill surfaces at Iowa capitol
February 21, 2017
Pilot Tribune - Storm Lake, Iowa
A Pilot Special Report: Local Rep. sees state softening on medical marijuana
February 20, 2017
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Legislation expanding Iowa's medical marijuana program filed in House
February 15, 2017
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Medical marijuana support keeps climbing, Iowa Poll shows
February 10, 2017
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Letter: Iowa needs medical cannabis
February 9, 2017
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Is cannabis therapy Iowa's next big biotech industry?
February 2, 2017
Sioux City Journal - Sioux City, Iowa
OUR OPINION: Don't abandon medical marijuana program
February 1, 2017
KCRG TV 9 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Davenport mom says cannabis oil didn’t work for her son but can for others

January 2017

January 29, 2017
WQAD TV 8 - Davenport, Iowa
Davenport mom takes son off cannabis oil, says it didn’t work for her son but can for others
January 29, 2017
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Q-C mom takes son off cannabis oil; says it doesn't work
January 29, 2017
Globe Gazette - Mason City, Iowa
Globe Gazette editorial: Iowa should expand medical marijuana program
January 29, 2017
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Families wait as lawmakers consider future of Iowa’s medical marijuana program
January 26, 2017
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Marijuana can reduce opioid deaths
January 12, 2017
Quad City Times - Davenport, Iowa
Man who helped dying friend grow pot for medicine reports for prison
January 12, 2017
KCCI TV 8 - Des Moines, Iowa
Battle to legalize medical marijuana in Iowa rages on
January 4, 2017
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
One Iowa mom’s yearslong quest for cannabis