Dozens of Iowans have decided not to wait for legislators to make the sale of medical marijuana legal in the state.

While lawmakers continue their years-long debate on the issue, families are quietly purchasing a cannabis extract from at least two out-of-state companies that ship the oil into Iowa.

Is it legal? That’s debatable. But law enforcement agencies are aware of the shipments and haven’t stopped them.

A Colorado organization told The Des Moines Register last week that it has sent its cannabis oil to more than two dozen Iowans, who have received a total of 52 shipments via Federal Express. A California company is shipping such oil to Iowans via UPS, though it wouldn't say how many customers it has here.

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Tony Leys ~ Des Moines Register ~

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