Now 25, West Des Moines resident Margaret Gaer was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome eight years ago but has been fighting the seizures that come with the disease since she was born. In an effort to help their daughter any way they can, Sally and her husband Steve Gaer have turned to cannabis oil for treatment. (Brian Powers/The Register)
 
A Colorado company that has gained national attention for developing “Charlotte’s Web” hemp oil for epilepsy patients has started mailing it to customers in Iowa.
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Federal officials consider the extract a version of medical marijuana, and they say it’s illegal to ship the oil across state lines. But they have taken no action to block the shipments.
 
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