Iowan’s Share their Opinions on Medical Marijuana


Reporter:  Austin Chadderdon

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For the Second year in a row the Iowa Board of Pharmacy recommended that marijuana be reclassified so that is available for medical use.  Like last year, the proposal received no consideration from state legislature—making American history.  A Des Moines Register poll showed that over 70 percent of Iowans think marijuana should be illegal for people who just want to get high.  But two thirds believe that marijuana has medical value and should be open for therapeutic use.  University of Iowa journalism student Austin Chadderdon talks to people in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City to find out what they think about the currently illegal substance—marijuana.