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Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:08 AM


Des Moines Catholic Bishop Supports MMJ Legalization


Bishop Richard Pates, an influential leader of over 100,000 Catholics, is urging Iowa lawmakers to approve a comprehensive bill legalizing medical marijuana.

I believe now is the time to help suffering Iowans and their families get access to this medicine," Pates said in a recent letter, reported the Des Moines Register.

In 2014, the Iowa legislature voted to legalize cannabis oil for certain patients suffering from seizures, but they have no place to buy it.

Debates are ongoing about expanding the list of ailments and allowing patients to transport cannabis oil from other states, raising the thorny issue of transporting it across state lines.


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