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Group calls to expand Iowa medical cannabis law

A mother from Davenport echoed several Iowans who took their criticism of Iowa’s medical cannabis law to the state Capitol on Tuesday.

Tina McDermott’s 7-year-old son, Ryan, suffers an intractable epilepsy called Dravet syndrome. A state law passed earlier this year was supposed to allow Ryan and others with his condition access to cannabidiol-rich cannabis oil for treatment.

“Not one thing has been done yet so that any of our kids can try this,” McDermott said. “So, really, it’s pretty worthless, if you ask me. It’s a baby step into it. For people like Ryan who need it now, they cannot wait.” [Read More]

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Rob Meagher, CBE’s Founder, President and Editor-in-Chief is a 30 year veteran of the media world. His career has spanned from stints representing the Washington Post, USA Weekend, Reader’s Digest, Financial World & Corporate Finance to the technology world where he worked at International Data Group and Ziff Davis where he was part of the launch team for The Web Magazine, Yahoo Internet Life, Smart Business and Expedia Travels before starting his own marketing and Publisher’s Representative Firm. He also ran all print and online media sales and marketing for the Society for Human Resource Management before partnering with Forbes and then Fortune to create Special Sections covering a variety of topics. Rob, who started CBE Press in 2014, can be contacted at [email protected]

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