DES MOINES | Sick, suffering Iowans and their children came to the Iowa Capitol building Tuesday to urge voters to research legislative candidates' position on expanding access to medical cannabis.

"Disease isn't partisan," said West Des Moines resident Sally Gaer, whose daughter has been taking cannabidiol for 19 months but wants more access than what is provided under Iowa's limited 2014 law.

Gaer, co-founder of the advocacy group Iowans 4 Medical Cannabism gathered at the Statehouse to urge Iowa voters to press political candidates at the state and federal levels to support legalizing marijuana-derived cannabis for broad medical use.

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Rod Boshart ~ GlobeGazette.com ~

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