The Ottumwa Courier

March 13, 2013

Legislature, governor ignorant of medical fact


FAIRFIELD — There is an entire segment of the population of Iowa who are not seen.

We are the folks that are homebound with neurological conditions, Parkinson’s disease, spina bifida, various forms of cancer, brain tumors, etc.

You may not see us, but we are here suffering needlessly in pain. Why are we suffering? Because Gov. Terry Branstad and the Legislature of Iowa chooses to remain ignorant of scientific medical fact.

They prefer to continue practicing medicine without a license, which is a felony. I prefer to choose my treatment for my medical condition along with my personal neurologist, not with a room full of lay people.

Legalize medical cannabis in Iowa.

Marie Smallow