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Local Medical Marijuana Supporter Speaks Out

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Supporters of getting medical marijuana legalized in Iowa are speaking out after legislators rejected a recent bill.
     
Edwin Rushton suffers from kidney, lung, and bone cancer and says marijuana helps ease his pain.

"It's worse than arthritis," Rushton said. "At least with arthritis you get a break every now and then, but with bone cancer you don't."

Rushton admits that he buys marijuana off the street but hopes lawmakers will have a change of heart so he can buy it legally.
     
One lawmaker against the measure says legalizing it would make it easier for kids to get their hands on the drug.

 

 

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