medical marijuana http://iowapublicradio.org en News Buzz: Mackenzie Found Guilty http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-mackenzie-found-guilty <p>Last summer, a Long Grove resident was arrested after police found marijuana plants in his home. Benton Mackenzie claims his family grew the plants in order to treat a rare blood-vessel cancer. This past week, the jury reached a guilty verdict for Mackenzie, his wife and child.</p><p>Host Ben Kieffer talks with Brian Wellner, crime reporter for the Quad City Times, about the circumstances, outcome of the trial and why the jury couldn’t hear his primary defense.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:39:20 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 43606 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: Mackenzie Found Guilty Governor Branstad to Sign Bills on Cannabis Oil and HIV Transmission, but REAP Funding in Question http://iowapublicradio.org/post/governor-branstad-sign-bills-cannabis-oil-and-hiv-transmission-reap-funding-question <p>A bill legalizing the possession and medical use of cannabis oil for epilepsy patients passed the Iowa House and Senate.&nbsp; But will the Governor sign it?&nbsp; In this News Buzz edition of the show, Host Ben Kieffer talks with Governor Terry Branstad about the loose ends from the 2014 legislative session and which bills will or will not gain his signature.</p><p></p><p><br />&nbsp;</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 19:04:55 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 41122 at http://iowapublicradio.org Governor Branstad to Sign Bills on Cannabis Oil and HIV Transmission, but REAP Funding in Question Session Ends, Campaigning Begins http://iowapublicradio.org/post/session-ends-campaigning-begins <p>The Iowa Legislature adjourned last week and even though it’s an election year, lawmakers managed to get a few big items accomplished, including a $7-billion budget and a bill that decriminalizes some forms of medical marijuana in the state. At the same time, priority bills from the governor to crack down on schoolyard bullying and expand broadband to rural parts of the state failed. Mon, 05 May 2014 21:20:51 +0000 Clay Masters & Katherine Perkins 40191 at http://iowapublicradio.org Session Ends, Campaigning Begins Iowa Lawmakers Expect to Adjourn this Week http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-lawmakers-expect-adjourn-week <p></p><p>The predictions are out there that Iowa's legislative session will wrap up early this week. On Mondays we check in with IPR Statehouse Correspondent Joyce Russell to make sense of everything going on up at the capitol.</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:04:10 +0000 Clay Masters & Joyce Russell 39809 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Lawmakers Expect to Adjourn this Week Limited Medical Marijuana Bill Advances at Statehouse http://iowapublicradio.org/post/limited-medical-marijuana-bill-advances-statehouse <p>A senate subcommittee has approved a bill that would let the parents of children with a severe form of epilepsy go out of state to get an oil-based form of medical marijuana for their children.&nbsp; The bill will be considered by a full senate committee sometime after five o'clock today.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:54:10 +0000 Katherine Perkins & Radio Iowa 39593 at http://iowapublicradio.org Limited Medical Marijuana Bill Advances at Statehouse Branstad on Settlements, Medical Marijuana http://iowapublicradio.org/post/branstad-settlements-medical-marijuana <p>Despite predictions for a speedy session in which nothing of substance was accomplished, the 2014 legislative session has had plenty of controversy.&nbsp; <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/post/branstad-medical-cannabis-juvenile-home-and-secret-settlements">Governor Terry Branstad was a guest on IPR’s River to River on Monday.</a></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:35:04 +0000 Clay Masters 38774 at http://iowapublicradio.org Branstad on Settlements, Medical Marijuana Branstad on Medical Cannabis, Juvenile Home, and Secret Settlements http://iowapublicradio.org/post/branstad-medical-cannabis-juvenile-home-and-secret-settlements <p>Iowa Governor Terry&nbsp;Branstad would support a bill with limited medical uses for cannabis if it looks similar to legislation passed in Utah. &nbsp;Host Clay Masters talks with Branstad&nbsp;about medical marijuana, the juvenile home, secret settlements, and more on this Legislative Day edition of River to River from the Law Library at the Iowa state capitol building.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:30:12 +0000 Clay Masters & Katherine Perkins 38737 at http://iowapublicradio.org Branstad on Medical Cannabis, Juvenile Home, and Secret Settlements Shifting Views on Medical Cannabis in the Iowa Legislature http://iowapublicradio.org/post/shifting-views-medical-cannabis-iowa-legislature <p>Views on medical marijuana appear to be shifting in the Iowa Senate and among the GOP.</p><p>Today on <em>River to River</em> - what this may mean for cannabis in Iowa moving forward.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:48:23 +0000 Clay Masters & Katherine Perkins 38376 at http://iowapublicradio.org Shifting Views on Medical Cannabis in the Iowa Legislature The Future of Medical Marijuana in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/future-medical-marijuana-iowa <p>Illinois recently became the 20<sup>th</sup> state to legalize medical marijuana. And, some in Iowa are pushing for a similar initiative. Today on River to River, host Ben Kieffer sits down with Iowa patients and families who believe cannabis to be an effective medicine for their suffering. He talks with medical professionals about the benefits and the concerns of using the drug as medicine. And, State Senator Joe Bolkcom and Iowa’s drug policy coordinator Steve Lukan give a preview of how this issue will play out in the upcoming Iowa legislative session.</p><p></p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 22:37:43 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 32643 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Future of Medical Marijuana in Iowa