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Despite law, Iowans lack way to get medical marijuana

Iowa will hit a milestone next week in the years-long debate over medical uses of marijuana, but some of the people who fought for the change are ambivalent.

The state is to start accepting registrations by Friday for official cards allowing people to possess a special marijuana extract — the result of a law Gov. Terry Branstad signed in May to decriminalize possession of the extract for people with severe epilepsy.

Kim Novy of Altoona has two daughters who could qualify. She believes the marijuana oil could greatly reduce her twins’ life-threatening seizures. But she’s in no hurry to fill out the new state paperwork. “What’s the point, really?” she asked recently. [Read More at The Des Moines Register]

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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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