Iowa medical marijuana prompts parents to consider moving

The Legislature's failure to expand Iowa's medical marijuana law has some parents of sick children looking to Minnesota.

Area lawmakers who worked to pass the proposed legislation suggested some Iowans may relocate to nearby states to access medicinal marijuana. Medical marijuana will be legal in limited form in Minnesota beginning July 1.

Some Cedar Falls families confirmed they're considering their options, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ( ) reported.

"Obviously, they have all these good things about their bill, but it's proximity. So, you just gave yourselves competition. Minnesota moved forward. You chose to stay stagnant," said Brienna Decker.

Decker's son, Garrett, has severe epilepsy. While the Decker family is not moving yet, she has called the Minnesota Department of Health to learn about that state's program, which starts July 1. It is limited to Minnesota residents.

"They need to realize when your neighboring states are starting to make this...

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